Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The nonprofit won the award for its work providing emergency services to the city’s poor.
Comptroller Peter Franchot presented the Franciscan Center—located in the Old Goucher neighborhood—the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award on Tuesday. The nonprofit was given the award for its work providing poor residents with emergency services, such as providing food, according to a press release. Franchot is giving an award to an organization in each of the state’s 24 jurisdictions. He created the award to honor Schaefer’s legacy of public service, according to the news release.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Comptroller Peter Franchot issued a proclamation to the Mt. Washington Tavern for its dedication to the community.
Comptroller Peter Franchot recognized the Mt. Washington Tavern’s effort to reopen its doors after a fire destroyed the restaurant in 2011. Franchot awarded the popular bar and restaurant with a proclamation on Monday, not only for its owners tenacity in bringing the tavern back, but also for its support of the Mount Washington community, according Caron Brace, a spokeswoman. "It's a landmark in the Mount Washington area. I don’t know anyone that lives in the area, or Baltimore, that doesn’t go to the Mt. Washington Tavern,” Brace said. The fire did $2.5 million in damages, and destroyed nearly all of the tavern’s original structure. But even while firefighters were still fighting to extinguish the last of the flames, its owners were …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Comptroller Peter Franchot argues the state needs to find a way to build businesses not casinos.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
By Comptroller Peter Franchot For anyone who remains unconvinced that the Maryland economy has lost momentum and is now moving in the wrong direction, the latest unemployment figures released by the U.S. Labor Department should remove all doubt. The State of Maryland lost 11,000 jobs in June – the third highest total in the nation, trailing only Wisconsin and Tennessee. This was our fourth consecutive month of job losses, and it elevated our state’s unemployment rate to 6.9 percent. Disappointing as those numbers are, they don’t tell the full story. Maryland also ranked 48th in Fiscal Year 2012 in both average private hourly and weekly earnings growth, and has actually experienced year-over-year declines in both categories. This means …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot criticized a proposed tax increase following an event in Baltimore.
A special session of the Maryland General Assembly is set to begin on Monday to address the state’s so called “doomsday” budget, but Comptroller Peter Franchot already doesn’t like the direction it's heading. "I think the special session is going 100 mph in the wrong direction. Raising taxes in a tough economy is just—well intentioned, perhaps—but a really, really bad idea, bad timing," Franchot said. On Wednesday, Gov. Martin O’Malley, House Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller held a news conference to announce a $35.8 billion budget plan that includes a proposal to hike the income tax rate of some residents. But a bill to do that has yet to be introduced. Franchot said the proposal will raise taxes on the …