“Chase the Blue Crab” Wins First-Ever “Crab Tank on the Chop Tank”

By |2018-11-27T13:25:37-04:00November 20th, 2018|News, Ocean City, Press Releases, Somerset County, Wicomico County, Worcester County|

Last week, 10 teams competed for a $50,000 grant in a pitch competition held live at the 38th Annual Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit in Cambridge, Md. The competition, “Crab Tank on the Choptank,” loosely based on the hit television show “Shark Tank,” featured contestants presenting their tourism marketing campaign ideas to the “crabs, ” [...]

Maryland Launches New Tourism Initiative Highlighting Crabs, Oysters

By |2017-10-16T17:48:31-04:00October 16th, 2017|Press Releases|

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced a new initiative focused on promoting Maryland’s outstanding seafood to domestic and international travelers. The Maryland Crab & Oyster Trail, which kicks off this month in celebration of National Seafood Month, features a virtual tour highlighting more than 100 of the state’s seafood restaurants, as well as [...]

Maryland’s Civil War Sites and Trails Mark Anniversaries

By |2017-09-26T21:47:14-04:00September 26th, 2017|Press Releases|

BALTIMORE (September 15, 2017) – Now is the perfect time to explore Maryland’s Civil War Trails as the National Park Service commemorates the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam and the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Antietam National Cemetery, both on September 17. The driving trails, which mark their 15th anniversary this year, [...]

Franchot Reports $5.7 Million Rebate from State Purchasing Card Program

By |2017-06-21T05:44:25-04:00June 21st, 2017|News, Press Releases|

76 State Agencies Account for $286 Million in Small Purchase Buys ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 20, 2017) -- Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that the State of Maryland has received a $5.7 million rebate from U.S. Bank. The rebate is the result of 76 state agencies spending more than $286 million on small purchases through Maryland’s [...]

Maryland to list all unclaimed property this month

By |2017-05-08T16:14:43-04:00May 8th, 2017|Maryland Government, Press Releases|

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 8, 2017) – Maryland: An idyllic land of mountains, beaches, large cities and small towns. It’s the natural habitat of orioles, ravens and terrapins. It’s a state where children can enjoy life in full measure over a long summer, while mom and dad savor a cold Maryland beer at day’s end. This [...]

Inaugural Salisbury marathon announced

By |2017-04-17T11:16:38-04:00April 17th, 2017|News, Press Releases, Wicomico County|

Salisbury – Mayor Jake Day is excited to announce that the City will host the first SBY Marathon on Saturday, April 28, 2018. In an effort to encourage healthy lifestyles in the community and showcase both the City’s natural and revitalized beauty, Salisbury and its partners have developed a 26.2-mile course which is ideal for [...]

Franchot warns of W-2 phishing scam

By |2017-02-06T08:28:23-04:00February 4th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

School districts, Tribal casinos, Chain Restaurants, Temporary Staffing Agencies, Healthcare, Shipping and Freight industries Now Being Targeted ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 3, 2017) – Comptroller Peter Franchot is warning taxpayers about a W-2 phishing scam targeting schools, restaurants, hospitals, tribal groups and others. The Comptroller said his agency and Internal Revenue Service are alerting employers that [...]

Franchot opens new tax center in Salisbury

By |2017-01-24T17:33:19-04:00January 24th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

Coinciding with the start of the 2017 tax season, Comptroller Peter Franchot hosted a grand opening ceremony Monday, Jan. 23, in Salisbury for the agency’s first remote customer call center to assist taxpayers. Located opposite the existing Salisbury Branch Office at Sea Gull Square, the new call center will enhance the agency’s ability to assist taxpayers [...]

Daily fantasy sports regulated; casual, season-long games remain exempt

By |2017-01-05T10:53:41-04:00January 5th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (January 3, 2017) – With daily fantasy sports games drawing in hundreds of thousands of Marylanders, regulations took effect Monday, January 2, to help ensure the games are fair and that winners pay appropriate Maryland taxes. “Daily online fantasy sports games have a significant presence in Maryland,” Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot said. “It [...]

Franchot comments on updated revenue estimates

By |2016-12-09T13:19:16-04:00December 9th, 2016|Maryland Government, Press Releases|

ANNAPOLIS, MD (December 8, 2016) – The following is a statement from Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot released today during a meeting of the Board of Revenue Estimates in the Treasury Building in Annapolis. “I’d like to thank my fellow members of the Board of Revenue Estimates – Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Department of Business and [...]