Franchot: Start School After Labor Day

Aug 16, 2013

Credit Don Rush

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot says the public school year should being after Labor Day generating millions of dollars in state revenue and boosting the state’s economy.

During an appearance with local officials and business leaders in Ocean City yesterday, Franchot said, he best part of the proposal is that “it does not cost anything”.

The Board of Revenue Estimates says that it could increase direct economic activity by $74.3 million which includes $3.7 million in new wages.

Delegate Mike McDermott a Worcester Republican called the proposal “non-partisan” and a “no-brainer.”

There’s a taskforce of elected officials and tourism officials which will hold its first meeting in September as a result of a measure by state Senator Jim Mathias a Worcester Democrat.