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Maryland residents only have a few more days to file their state taxes as the July 15th deadline looms. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talks with Comptroller Peter Franchot about what taxpayers need to do and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Maryland Municipal League is meeting in Ocean City this week with concerns over how well the federal and state funds have been used to ease the stress of the coronavirus pandemic. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Comptroller Peter Franchot (D) about his efforts to look at how the money was spent. Franchot has also announced his candidacy for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination next year.  

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The deadline may have passed for paying your federal income, but there is still time for Maryland state taxpayers. Comptroller Peter Franchot told Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush that over two million filings have already been processes so far.

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The Maryland Comptroller's office has processed some 2 million tax returns so far. But Comptroller Peter Franchot tells Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush that taxpayers should be on the lookout for scammers.

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is currently a candidate for governor.

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Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is calling for an independent non-partisan panel of experts to audit the distribution of stimulus funds. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with the Comptroller who backs the program about his concerns. Franchot has announced his intention to run for governor.

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The stimulus checks will be arriving for Marylanders from the state's COVID Relief Act. Comptroller Peter Franchot told Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush that they are already going out. But, he adds, this is not nearly enough in the face of the economic downturn.

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Lawmakers are now working on a coronavirus relief package in Annapolis. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot who is running for governor to talk about what he sees as the drawbacks to the latest effort in the state capital.

The pipeline that will bring natural gas to Somerset County got a final license approval from the Maryland Board of Public Works. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush takes a look at the project and the surrounding environmental controversy.

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It is a time of change with the inauguration of a new president and the passing of Mike Miller, the long time president of the Maryland state Senate. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot about this changing of the guard.

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Governor Larry Hogan announced a $1 billion relief package as Maryland struggles with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush on the governor's announcement.

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As Marylanders struggle with the economic impact of the coronavirus Comptroller Peter Franchot has decided to delay the collection of some business taxes and withholding - Part One.

Franchot says that his decision comes with some frustration at the lack of action by both federal and state officials - Part Two.

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Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is calling for a state stimulus in the wake of the economic damage of the coronavirus pandemic. His call comes after some improvement in revenue projections, but he told Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush there is still too much suffering - especially for low income families.

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Former Senator and Congressman Paul Sarbanes has died at the age of 87. His first national moment on the political stage came when he drew up an article of impeachment against then President Richard Nixon. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot about the late senator's legacy.

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Shop Local. That's the word from Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot who is urging holiday shoppers to help out their local businesses who have been hit by the economic downturn from the coronavirus pandemic.  Franchot told Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush that he saw this as a citizen effort to help out now that the federal stimulus package has essentially run out.

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The election of Joe Biden to the presidency and the defeat of Donald Trump caused many Democrats to celebrate. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, who is expected to run for governor, tells Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush that he hopes there will be more bipartisanship on Capitol Hill.

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced yesterday that the state would provide $250 million in financial assistance to small businesses as they struggle with the impact of the coronavirus. Comptroller Peter Franchot has been urging the governor to provide $500 million in such relief. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Franchot about what he would like to see before the governor made his announcement.

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There may be a slight bump in Maryland state revenues, but Comptroller Peter Franchot tells Delmarva Public Media' s Don Rush that he worries about what might happen to small businesses and others if additional financial assistance is not provided. (Part 2)

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Maryland state revenues are up. But, Comptroller Peter Franchot urges caution as the governor and state lawmakers ponder what to do with the windfall. (Part 1)

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Maryland wrapped up its fiscal year in June with $585 million in unallocated funds. And, Comptroler Peter Franchot told Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush that he would like to see that go to help small businesses. But, over all, he adds, the state still faces an uncertain financial future.

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Washington's football team is now contemplating what name to choose to replace The Redskins. After years of resistance corporate pressure along with the nationwide protests over  the death of George Floyd has finally moved the team's owner Daniel Snyder to act. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, who is looking at a run for governor, says it is about time.

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