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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published February 13, 2012

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



-Group Echoes Public Cry for Personal Finance Course for All MD Students -

WHO: Comptroller Peter Franchot
Members of the House and Senate
Tammy Darvish, Vice President DARCARS Automotive Group
Kevin Murley, teacher, Montgomery Blair High School
Students, Montgomery Blair High School
Geoff Oxnam, Vice President for Operations, Easton Utilities

WHAT: Building on his successful petition drive, Comptroller Franchot will join legislators, members of the business community, educators, students and consumer advocates to rally for passage of financial literacy legislation recently introduced. More than 10,000 people signed a petition calling for comprehensive personal finance education in all Maryland high schools.

Senate Bill 307, sponsored by Senator Katherine Klausmeier, is slated for a hearing on February 15 and would require all Maryland students to take a course in financial literacy before graduation. Similar legislation has also been introduced in the House of Delegates by Delegate Jay Walker. Six Maryland counties already have personal finance requirements for high school students.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 15 at noon

WHERE: Comptroller’s Assembly Room
Louis Goldstein Treasury Building
80 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

CONTACT: Christine Feldmann, 410-260-6346 (office), 443-336-0215 (cell)