Comptroller Franchot calls for immediate state payments

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is calling for immediate financial support to Maryland citizens to keep homes and businesses afloat. Calling the aid “Direct Stimulus Assistance,” Mr. Franchot said in a conversation with The Banner on Jan. 13 that the move is necessary to meet needs until federal help arrives, which, he said, could […]

Town Square, Nov. 25, 2020

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Franchot says small businesses need help

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has issued an urgent call for action to rescue the state’s small businesses suffering from the impact of the pandemic. In a call to the Dorchester Banner last week, Mr. Franchot praised the efforts of business owners as they continue to find ways to survive in the reduced circumstances […]

Franchot advises 90-day ‘payment holiday’

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is seeking relief for the state’s small-business owners who are facing uncertain financial situations during the coronavirus crisis. He is asking them to call their landlords, banks, and other creditors to ask for a 90-day deferment from fixed-cost payments. Many of the state’s wage earners are unable to work […]

Franchot, Junior Achievement at Maple Elementary

CAMBRIDGE — It’s never too early to learn how to earn. And save, and spend, for that matter. That was the message brought to students at Maple Elementary School on Jan. 15, when Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot spoke to children at an event sponsored by Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore. “Junior Achievement is […]