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Comptroller Kicks Off "Let Summer Be Summer" Campaign

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OCEAN CITY, Md. - "Let Summer Be Summer," that's the message Maryland's top financial officer was pushing Thursday morning in Ocean City.

Comptroller Peter Franchot kicked off his latest campaign to start Maryland schools after Labor Day.

It's an initiative he's been rallying behind for about two years now.  A state task-force voted 11 to 4 to move toward a later start date, which promises a significant economic boost.

"We certainly understand that it's hard for us when the kids go back to school.  We lose a lot of our employees," says Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan.

Comptroller Franchot told reporters "this is a win win for the state. It's $75 million dollars of direct economic activity, $7 million dollars in new tax revenue, $4 million in new wages."

What's new about the "Let Summer Be Summer" campaign, and the previous campaign called "Line In the Sand," is that this time around a petition is circulating at hotels, and other resort locations in Ocean City, and throughout the state.

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