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Comptroller Peter Franchot Against Repeal Of State Tax Credit For Maryland Generators Using Coal Mined In State

September 8th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Each of the past several years in Annapolis, there has been a concerted effort by some factions to repeal a $3/state tax credit for Maryland generators using coal mined in the state.  Each year the Allegany County Commissioners and District One Delegation have fought- successfully to defeat those efforts. Allegany County is one of Maryland's two coal-producing counties. Supporters of the repeal have claimed ending the credit would save the state $4.5 million in the first year, $34.5 million through fiscal 2021. Local officials believe such an action could be devastating for the local coal industry.  Allegany County has a major player on their side in this annual fight in Comptroller Peter Franchot…


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