- London mayor flies Palestinian flag at town hall to support Gaza
- U.N. condemns Israel, U.S. for not sharing Iron Dome with Hamas
- Eric Cantor says he’ll resign on Aug. 18
- Ted Nugent slams ‘lying freaks’ at liberal media: I’m ‘doing God’s work’
- Joe Biden’s secret love: Skinny-dipping, Secret Service agents say
- Just-forged Israel-Hamas cease-fire ends in rocket fire
- Obama military downsizing leaves U.S. too weak to counter global threats, panel finds
- Sen. Tom Coburn vows to slow down budget-busting bills ahead of recess
- Obama fantasizes about more executive power, signs new order on federal contractors
- Clintons call Klein, Halper, Kessler ‘a Hat Trick of despicable actors’: report
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Topic - Peter V.R. Franchot
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Listen up, Maryland public schools — state Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot has a bone to pick with you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"The tourist industries in the state are quite diverse, and there would be increased economic activity that would be pulled back into the school system," said Mr. Franchot, a Democrat. "The study we did showed a direct increase in economic activity when vacations were being taken after August, and our report did not even include the indirect economic benefits."
"I believe that it would improve the quality of life of parents and families with young children, and I think it's a mistake, a well-intentioned one, to start school earlier because kids benefit from having a full summer," Mr. Franchot said.