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  • ** FILE ** (Associated Press)

    Starting school later could generate an extra $7.7 million for Maryland's coffers

    Maryland officials, contemplating millions of dollars lost each year in vacation tourism revenue, are joining other states in reconsidering school start dates that have crept earlier into the summer in recent years.

  • ** FILE **Zane, a famous author of steamy sex novels set among the black professional class, holds "Afterburn," one of her two New York Times bestsellers, in this April 25, 2007 file photo at the Upper Marlboro, Md. offices of Strebor Books, a Simon & Schuster imprint that she runs. The Karibu Books chain, based in the Washington, D.C., area and one of the few remaining retailers to specialize in black books, is closing after 15 years. "I was shocked to hear the news," said Zane, the best-selling author who lives in suburban Maryland. Zane, known for such erotic novels as "Afterburn" and "Addicted," said that Karibu had stocked her books when no one else would and had been the first store where she appeared for a signing. (AP Photo/ Steve Ruark,File)

    Erotic novelist tops list of Maryland tax cheats

    Erotica novelist Zane has landed on best-seller lists and sold millions of books. But apparently she hasn't kept up with her tax bills.

  • Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (The Washington Times)

    Franchot balks at transfer of oversight

    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. (Associated Press)

    Franchot: Maryland policy will change to allow joint filing for gay couples

    Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot vowed Wednesday to pursue any legislative or regulatory fixes necessary to allow the state's married same-sex couples to file joint state-level income tax returns.

  • Franchot to seek re-election as comptroller

    Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot says he will seek re-election as comptroller instead of running for governor in 2014.

  • Franchot rules out 2014 run for Maryland governor

    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.

  • Maryland state Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot opposes the gambling initiative. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Maryland voters evenly split on casinos, polls say

    Supporters of a Maryland ballot initiative to expand gambling are touting the proposal as a way to jump-start the state's underperforming slots industry, but opponents say that doubling down on gambling would be a losing bet.

  • Orioles outfielders Nate McLouth, Adam Jones and Endy Chavez celebrate after a 6-3 win over Boston at Camden Yards on Sunday. Baltimore clinched at least a wild-card berth in the AL playoffs. (Associated Press)

    IN OTHER WORDS: O’Malley, Franchot bond over the Orioles

    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.

  • IN OTHER WORDS: Everybody's laughing at retirement party

    The Maryland Board of Public Works paid tribute last week to outgoing state Transportation Secretary Beverley K. Swaim-Staley, but it was perhaps a little too uniform in its praise for the retiring Cabinet member.

  • Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot

    IN OTHER WORDS: More fun in sun urged for schoolchildren

    Listen up, Maryland public schools — state Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot has a bone to pick with you.

  • Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday voted to keep the state property-tax rate at its current level. The state, which is expected to pay $922 million in debt in the upcoming fiscal year, has not raised the tax since 2003. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Franchot pleas for caution as panel votes not to raise Maryland property tax

    The Maryland Board of Public Works voted Wednesday to keep the state property-tax rate at its current level, but one member warned that increases could come soon if the state doesn't tighten its belt.

  • ** FILE ** Jeffrey E. Thompson on March 20, 2012. (Courtesy of C-SPAN)

    Thompson's donor tentacles reach into Maryland

    A prolific campaign donor under federal investigation for contributions in D.C. elections is also linked to a quarter-million dollars given to Maryland politicians, including Gov. Martin O'Malley, two likely Democratic candidates for governor in 2014 and two prominent county executives over the past 13 years.

  • CASA de Maryland faces challenge over tax-exempt status

    A public interest group that pushes for immigration controls has asked Maryland to investigate the tax-exempt status of CASA de Maryland, a high-profile immigrant rights group that the Immigration Reform Law Institute says repeatedly engaged in political advocacy, breaking the law governing nonprofits.

  • City State: Morning Roundup

    Defense lawyers aim for manslaughter at Huguely murder trial; D.C. fire department spokesman put on leave over racism accusations; McDonnell's agenda takes hit in Virginia Senate; Va. considers special assembly session; Alexandria paramedic injured in fall from overpass; D.C. workers won't be prosecuted in fraud case; O'Malley, Franchot spar again.

  • City State: Morning Roundup

    D.C. Council repeals iGaming; Opening statements expected in Huguely trial; D.C. fire official scrubs Twitter account of racism charges; Franchot: Gas tax hike 'crushing'; D.C. mayor acknowledges missteps; Trump acquires Old Post Office Pavilion; Sharpton cuts video supporting Maryland gay marriage.

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