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Topic - Peter V.R. Franchot
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is set for a huge payday after leading his team to a Super Bowl victory, but the same cannot be said for his team's adoring hometown fans.
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 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.
Maryland's same-sex couples will soon be allowed to marry, but they won't be allowed to file joint income-tax returns — making Maryland the first state to legalize gay marriage without giving extra tax privileges to the couples.
Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot says he will seek re-election as comptroller instead of running for governor in 2014.
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.
The marriage proposal in August from his longtime partner was a surprise for Harford County resident Stephen Formwalt. Tuesday's affirmation of the law giving gay Marylanders the right to marry was just the icing on the wedding cake.
Supporters of a Maryland ballot initiative to expand gambling have touted it as a boon for education funding, but opponents say that claim is just a bluff.
A new report does not call any Maryland district gerrymandered, it just says the heavily Democrat-leaning state has the nation's least compact congressional districts and focuses a spotlight on the much-maligned district map that voters will have an opportunity get rid of on Election Day.
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.
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.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and other city hall types have nothing but praise for Brian Hanlon.
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 owners and managers of seven nightclubs in Prince George's County were indicted on tax evasion charges Tuesday, signaling that county officials' war on problem nightclubs is far from over.
After voting this week to raise income tax rates on the state's highest earners, Maryland lawmakers aren't ruling out more tax increases next year.
Many of the Ravens players live and pay taxes in Baltimore or its surrounding suburbs for at least part of the year, and Mr. Franchot estimated last year that state and local governments make about $2 million in tax revenue from each Ravens home game.
"I think it puts people in a better mood and can lead to an upward kick in economic activity," said Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot, a Democrat.