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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published August 15, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY: Comptroller to Release Economic Impact Study of MD Public Schools Starting after Labor Day



Comptroller to Release Revenue Impact Study of

 

Maryland Public Schools Starting after Labor Day

 

 

-Post-Holiday Start Would Have Significant Effect on State Economy, Tax Revenues-

 

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

                        Mayor Rick Meehan

                        Senator James N. Mathias, Jr.

Local elected officials

                        Local business leaders

                       

WHAT:           Comptroller Franchot will join Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan to announce to the financial impact of starting the Maryland public school year following the Labor Day holiday. Along with a broad coalition of parents, business leaders and elected officials, Comptroller Franchot has been a leading proponent of having Maryland public schools begin after Labor Day.

 

As Maryland’s fourth largest industry, tourism plays a significant role in the state’s economy, especially during the summer months, when in and out-of-state residents frequent popular vacation destinations such as Ocean City, Deep Creek Lake and Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The multi-varied economic analysis, conducted by the Bureau of Revenue Estimates, will identify the direct economic impact and the effect on state tax revenues if Maryland adopts a post-Labor Day start date in all of its public schools.    

 

WHEN:           TODAY, August 15, 2013

                        10:30 a.m.

 


WHERE:        OceanCity Boardwalk

(outside of the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum)

Ocean City, MD 21842

 

*Rain Location*

Harrison’s Harbor Watch Restaurant

806 S. Atlantic Ave. 

Ocean City, MD 21842

 

 

CONTACT:    Andrew Friedson, 443-414-3083, cell

Christine Feldmann, 443-336-0215, cell