CRABCAKE: Franchot: Taxes, Beer, the Annapolis Machine and a Run for Governor (March 2019)

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Today, we sit down with Maryland’s Comptroller, Peter Franchot–who I might add is one of the most accessible elected officials– to talk about his roles, his failed Reform on Tap program, taxes, and his battle with the “Annapolis Machine” that is trying to strip him of some of his duties in a vendetta. And with Governor Hogan as a term-limited Governor, we find out if Peter Franchot might be next in line!

Want to know more?  Here’s his website!

https://www.marylandtaxes.gov/

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Maryland wants to tax my Airbnb? You gotta be kidding me!! (E-131)

More taxes! Honey, get the pitchforks and brooms, I’ll get the kerosene and matches!

Hold your horses. It’s not often when a tax is a good thing.  But have a listen and you might agree. We speak with Connie DelSignore who is the CEO of Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County which is the Destination and Marketing Organization for the County.  They commissioned a study that shows that we’re losing out on more than $2 million dollars a year without the 7% lodging tax. Now keep in mind, that tax is paid by THE GUEST!

And yes, as this winds its way through the legislative channels in Anne Arundel County, there may be a permit fee from the City or County, but with that comes a lot of benefits. Have a listen and you will get a different perspective!

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