Md. Revenue Estimates board updates tax projections

The Maryland Board of Revenue Estimates voted unanimously Thursday to increase the state’s projected revenues for the current fiscal year by just under $130 million, but cautioned that the uptick “is not indicative of long-term economic growth.”

Unclaimed property list includes state agencies, famous Marylanders

The state is holding unclaimed property belonging to universities and a medical center, Treasurer Nancy Kopp, Carmelo Anthony, Ray Rice, Kirk Bloodsworth and other famous Marylanders.

Franchot Calls For Attorney General Probe After Debacle Over Baltimore Prison-Food Contract

The Maryland Board of Public Works Wednesday excoriated state and company officials after a prison-food contract granted earlier this year vastly underestimated the necessary costs.

Hogan, Franchot Continue Expressing Frustration Over State Agencies’ Contracts Process

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot, a Democrat, on Wednesday again railed in frustration against the procurement processes of state agencies requesting contract approval from the Board of Public Works.

Maryland Tax Revenue Estimates Unchanged For Fiscal Years 2015, 2016

No news is good news as Maryland’s expected revenues for this and the next fiscal years remain virtually unchanged, Comptroller Peter Franchot said Wednesday afternoon.

Liquor Sales Stagnate This Year, Industry Says Marylanders Going Out Of State

Liquor industry attributes stagnant sales to increased liquor tax.

Kids Tell Board of Public Works that No AC Makes School Difficult

A group of Baltimore County parents asked the Board of Public Works on Wednesday to deny Baltimore County’s $7 million request for school construction spending, a proposal that included a locker room renovation and stage lighting replacement project, but not the installation of a single air conditioning unit.