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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Board Of Public Works
Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot says a bill that would remove some of his tax-collecting duties is political payback from Democratic leaders for his opposition to gambling.
Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot said Tuesday he won't run for governor in 2014, and he plans to seek re-election as comptroller.
They may not agree on casinos, tax rates or debt ceilings, but at last week's Board of Public Works meeting, Gov. Martin O'Malley and Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot found common ground.
A Maryland board has approved hiring fund managers to disburse slot machine revenue set aside to help minority- and women-owned businesses.
While many states' lawmakers enact policy unfriendly to unions, Maryland legislators expanded collective bargaining rights to more state employees for the third year in a row.
Maryland officials are moving to improve 911 technology to allow for emergency calls made by text and multimedia messages.
A top adviser to Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine said last week that Karl Rove, the powerful Republican admonger and former adviser to President George W. Bush, was right.
The state Board of Public Works gave final approval Wednesday for a casino to be built at a state-owned Western Maryland resort.
Maryland Democrats and Republicans rarely see eye to eye on state budget matters and much of the acrimony stems from their very different understandings of a simple three-letter word: "cut."
After three years of lackluster bids and lukewarm interest from developers, a company has been chosen to build a slots casino at a debt-ridden state-owned resort in Western Maryland.
Listen up, Maryland public schools — state Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot has a bone to pick with you.
More consumers are doing their holiday shopping online, but don't expect Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot to join them anytime soon.
Maryland's State Highway Administration broke state laws by using $11.3 million in funds since 2008 for unapproved purposes and to conceal overspending on projects, according to an government audit.
The much-ballyhooed filming of Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln epic starring Daniel Day-Lewis has been underway in Richmond for some time. For those in and around Capitol Square, it's hard not to notice, what with all the actors milling around in 19th-century garb.