The Watchdog - July 15, 2016
Maryland NAACP Chapter endorses Comptroller's call to immediately air-condition schools in Baltimore City and Baltimore County

Comptroller Franchot recently received a letter from the Maryland State Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) expressing their support for the Comptroller's ongoing quest to immediately install air-conditioning units in over 50 schools in Baltimore City and Baltimore County without air-conditioning. In the letter, NAACP State Chapter President Gerald Stansbury wrote that "students in classrooms that are so hot that their well-being in jeopardy is absolutely unacceptable."

Read the full letter here
  Franchot hosts roundtable discussion with Baltimore clergy & faith leaders
Comptroller Franchot hosted a group of over 40 clergy and faith leaders from Baltimore City to discuss some of his top priorities, including financial literacy, safe and healthy classrooms, and growing Maryland's economy. The Comptroller thanked attendees for their leadership and contributions to their communities, and for their commitment to building a brighter future for Baltimoreans.
Franchot presents Schaefer Award to four worthy Marylanders
Comptroller Franchot continued his travels across the State to honor outstanding Marylanders with the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award. Recent recipients include Charles County Deputy Sheriff Charles Behm, who was honored for saving a newborn baby girl last year; Frederick County resident Karlys Kline for her philanthropic and civic contributions; Wicomico County resident Mandel Copeland for his work in alleviating homelessness and poverty; and Calvert County resident Margaret Dunkle for her years of leadership in her community. 
Franchot tours "America's Coolest Small Town"
Comptroller Franchot traveled to Carroll County to visit Sykesville, recently named "America's Coolest Small Town." The Comptroller, along with local officials, conducted a walking tour of Sykesville's downtown district and visited a number of small businesses and met with local residents.
Comptroller Franchot traveled throughout the State to visit a number of businesses, including visits to the Volvo Auto plant in Hagerstown, Hunter Douglas Fabrics in Cumberland, and Safe Chain Solutions in Cambridge.
Comptroller Franchot was honored to participate in four Fourth of July parades in Baltimore County -- Dundalk, Towson, Arbutus, and Catonsville.
Daily Record Interview with Comptroller Peter Franchot
Comptroller Franchot sat down with the editorial board of The Daily Record to discuss his top priorities as Comptroller, including his agency's national leadership in combating tax fraud and identity theft. Read the full article  here.            
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