Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot was in Frederick Tuesday visiting with members of the Frederick County Chamber to discuss current economic conditions. "We see a lot of troubling signs at the State level as far as tax revenues, particularly with the middle class and we know there's some economic and wage growth issues," said Franchot. "There's so much uncertainty facing the private sector right now that extreme caution needs to be taken about any changes in the tax code. No matter how well the intention, because it destabilize the ability to plan. It's only the private sector that has the capacity to provide the jobs and wage growth that our middle class citizens in Frederick need, because the economic data that I see everyday shows that the Maryland economy is very fragile," said Franchot.
While in Frederick County, the Comptroller also recognized several local businesses for their contributions to the community. A proclamation was presented to Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts, on East Patrick Street, and Distillery Lane Ciderworks, in Jefferson.