Comptroller Peter Franchot

The politics of air conditioning

May 13, 2016


Fraser Smith and Bryan Sears, of The Daily Record, take on the politics of air conditioning schools.

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The State Board of Public Works put the heat on Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz Wednesday, voting to allow state school construction money to be used to pay for portable air conditioning units.

It was the latest volley in the political battle between Kamenetz and State Comptroller Peter Franchot.

Kopp Weighs In On AC Issue

Oct 7, 2015

For three weeks, Comptroller Peter Franchot has been criticizing Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz for not air conditioning all the county’s schools fast enough. It wasn’t a question of money, Franchot said, but of leadership.

But at the Board of Public Works meeting Wednesday, State Treasurer Nancy Kopp suggested air conditioned schools may not be just a Baltimore County issue. She said it might be a good idea to do a statewide survey to see where else there are problems with sweltering classrooms.

IMP: Hogan, Franchot And The Refund

Sep 30, 2015




Fraser Smith and Karen Hosler, of the WYPR news team, discuss the reactions of Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot to a Supreme Court decision that could lead to tax refunds for 55,000 Marylanders.

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Baltimore County’s leaders came under withering fire Wednesday from the Governor and State Comptroller over the lack of air conditioning in some of the county’s schools.