With the holiday season upon us, I want to remind Marylanders that shopping locally is the best way to support our hometown communities and local entrepreneurs. Ever since taking office, I’ve encouraged you to put your local dollars back into local pockets. As my fourth and final term as Comptroller comes to an end, I’m sticking with that message and urging everyone to take part in our annual Shop Maryland and Save for the Holidays campaign.
This past year has seen families grapple with many financial challenges, like high gas prices and record inflation levels eating into budgets. The country is still recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and experiencing supply chain problems. Shoppers see this every time they go to the grocery store and pay more for a gallon of milk or when their delivery is delayed