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Candidates for governor differ on economic plans
Candidates for governor differ on economic plans

As Maryland looks to re-energize its economy amid federal budget cuts and slow growth in the aftermath of the recession, the three Democrats vying to be the next governor each developed distinct — and detailed — plans for how to improve Maryland's business climate and promote job creation. The party's dominance in state politics means that whomever emerges from next month's primary will be favored to win the general election, but several economists said none of the candidates' plans would provide a silver-bullet solution to the state's economic woes. "Overall, every plan has something good in it," said Richard Clinch, a research economist at...