Reform on Tap faces opposition

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot

Just when we thought the Annapolis political bosses couldn’t be any more ham-handed in their tactics…this. House Bill 1316, introduced by Delegates Warren Miller (R-Howard County) and Ben Kramer (D-Montgomery County) would actually set up a Task Force to consider stripping my Office of our responsibility to regulate Maryland’s alcohol industry. This, in obvious response […]

Why craft breweries matter even if you don’t drink beer

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot supports the expansion of the state's craft brewery industry.

The legislative session is under way in Annapolis and it is time to bring our thoughts back to beer. Over the past year, a rather intense debate has illuminated craft brewing in Maryland, blinding us from some of the more crucial issues surrounding this industry. I have often been asked why those who do not […]