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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published February 18, 2010

Comptroller Franchot, Legislators, Business leaders, Educators Rally to Support Financial Literacy Bill



-Group Calls for Personal Finance Requirement for All MD Students -


WHO: Comptroller Peter Franchot
   Members of the House and Senate
Consumer Advocates
   Business leaders
   Merry Eisner, Maryland PTA
   Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations
   Students
Ken Murley, teacher, Montgomery Blair High School
   Maryland Coalition for Financial Literacy
 
WHAT: Comptroller Peter Franchot will join legislators, members of the business community, educators, parents, students and consumer advocates to rally for passage of financial literacy legislation recently introduced.
  
   Senate Bill 264, sponsored by Senator Anthony Muse, is slated for a hearing on February 24 and would require all Maryland students to take a course in financial literacy before graduation. Similar legislation was introduced in the House of Delegates as well. Three Maryland counties already have personal finance requirements for high school students. 
 
   In the wake of our nation’s massive recession, Comptroller Franchot has been visiting schools around the state talking with student, parents and educators about the need for financial education. He has toured high schools in Carroll, Baltimore, Allegany, Talbot, Prince Georges and Montgomery counties.
  
WHEN :   Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Comptroller’s Reception Room
   Louis Goldstein Treasury Building
   80 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
  
CONTACT:   Christine Feldmann, 410-260-6346 (office), 443-336-0215 (cell)