ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has been sworn into his second term in Annapolis.
Franchot said Monday he believes Maryland needs a comprehensive review of spending at the state and local levels.
Franchot, a Democrat, defeated Republican William Campbell with 61 percent of the vote in November.
The comptroller is the state's tax collector. The office also regulates the alcohol, tobacco and motor fuel industries.
The comptroller has one of three votes on Maryland's Board ofPublic Works, which approves state contracts, along with the governor and treasurer.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Copyright 2011 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
The merchandising and marketing efforts to promote Orb have hit high gear following his Derby win.
The Kentucky Derby winner was in a playful mood the day before the Preakness, making faces for photographers between nibbles of grass outside his stall at Pimlico Race Course.
It's a popular place around Preakness time each year: the Mount Washington Tavern.
The Powerball jackpot hits an all-time high for Saturday's drawing.