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Maryland Chamber of Commerce

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  • E. Brent Snodgrass, PR executive

    E. Brent Snodgrass, PR executive
    E. Brent Snodgrass, who had been Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s regional director of public and political affairs and later established a Florida public relations firm, died April 1 of complications from dementia at his Tampa home. He was 85. Edwin Brent...
  • Maryland lost 9,800 jobs in January, Labor Department says

    Maryland lost 9,800 jobs in January, Labor Department says
    Maryland's employment base shrank by nearly 10,000 jobs in January and grew at a much weaker pace last year than originally estimated, the federal government said Monday. The state had about 23,000 more jobs in December than a year earlier, down from the...
  • City Council votes for 'ban the box' law

    City Council votes for  'ban the box' law
    Baltimore's City Council voted unanimously Monday to ban employers from asking about an applicant's criminal record until after a job interview¬† — a sweeping requirement that supporters say will make it easier for ex-convicts to get jobs. But some...
  • Doctors propose limiting charges on workers' compensation pills

    Doctors propose limiting charges on workers' compensation pills
    Facing criticism from Baltimore and nearby counties over high drug bills, doctors who prescribe marked-up medication under Maryland's workers' compensation system have proposed capping their prescription fees. But the doctors' proposal would allow them...
  • Top Democrats push package for better business climate

    Top Democrats push package for better business climate
    Announcing their first-ever joint agenda, the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly said Friday they will work together to pass legislation aimed at improving Maryland's business climate and boosting the state's economy. Senate President Thomas V....
  • Brown attacks Gansler for favoring corporate tax cut

    Brown attacks Gansler for favoring corporate tax cut
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, sharply criticized one of his rivals Wednesday for supporting a proposal to cut Maryland's corporate income tax. The Brown campaign released a statement saying...
  • Maryland Chamber of Commerce CEO to retire in June

    Maryland Chamber of Commerce CEO to retire in June
    The head of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce will retire this summer after nearly 15 years at the helm, the business group said Monday. Kathleen T. Snyder, president and CEO of the chamber since October 1999, plans to step down June 30. She came to...
  • City considers 'ban the box' law to help ex-convicts find work

    City considers 'ban the box' law to help ex-convicts find work
    At 36, Jason Easley has made a living waiting tables, tending bar and laboring on construction jobs. He feels he's qualified to do other things, but he can rarely get an interview — a problem he blames on drug and assault convictions. The West...
  • Advocates line up in defense of Maryland taxes

    Advocates line up in defense of Maryland taxes
    Sensing an election-year push to cut taxes in Maryland, advocates of environmental, health and social service programs are plotting to ensure that that doesn't happen. The call by some politicians to repeal a stormwater fee, cut the corporate tax rate...
  • Delaney urges business leaders to help shape minimum wage proposal

    Delaney urges business leaders to help shape minimum wage proposal
    With momentum building for higher hourly pay in Maryland, Rep. John Delaney, a co-sponsor of a federal minimum wage bill and a former CEO, urged Baltimore-area business leaders Thursday to have a voice in a measure he said is long overdue. The business...
  • Robert L. Tate, business owner

    Robert L. Tate, business owner
    Robert Lamont Tate, who founded two industrial manufacturing businesses and was a former president of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, died of heart disease Oct. 5 at his Sarasota, Fla., home. The former Ruxton resident was 89. Born in Baltimore, he was...
  • Md. unemployment tax to drop by 70 percent for many businesses

    Md. unemployment tax to drop by 70 percent for many businesses
    Roughly half of Maryland employers will see their unemployment insurance tax drop by about 70 percent next year, the result of the state's rebound from the recession, the governor said Wednesday. After an annual evaluation of the unemployment benefit...