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Maryland Chamber of Commerce

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  • So much to do: Annapolis Democrats push ambitious agenda

    So much to do: Annapolis Democrats push ambitious agenda
    Democratic leaders in Annapolis have compiled a "To Do" list for the next three months that includes raising taxes and changing the definition of marriage. Some also want to close off big chunks of Maryland to development and open even more casinos in the...
  • Labor Department: Maryland added 25,000 jobs in 2011

    Labor Department: Maryland added 25,000 jobs in 2011
    Maryland employers added nearly 25,000 jobs last year, according to new estimates — the best performance since 2006, but one that still leaves the state with more than 80,000 jobs to make up, given the recession's losses. At this rate of employment...
  • Want an app? There could be a tax for that

    Want an app? There could be a tax for that
    That download of an Angry Birds app, Katy Perry song, or "Captain America" movie could end up costing consumers more, thanks to a "digital products" tax proposal that's being pushed in Annapolis this year by Gov. Martin O'Malley. The bill is part of a...
  • O'Malley to appeal for gas tax

    O'Malley to appeal for gas tax
    Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to make a personal, perhaps quixotic pitch Wednesday for what could be the least popular proposal in Annapolis this year: raising the tax on gasoline. The governor is scheduled to testify before House and Senate...
  • Md. legislation targets employer bias against unemployed

    Many long-term unemployed have discovered an ugly truth: You need a job to get one. Jobless workers across the country have recounted tales of being written off by a prospective employer if they have been out of work for six months or more. And some...
  • O'Malley may try for sales tax increase to fund roads, transit

    O'Malley may try for sales tax increase to fund roads, transit
    Gov. Martin O'Malley says he still hopes to convince the legislature to raise money for highway and transit projects — possibly by adding another penny to Maryland's six-percent sales tax and dedicating the extra revenue to transportation. In an...
  • Maryland becomes first state to ban employers from asking for social media passwords

    Maryland becomes first state to ban employers from asking for social media passwords
    Moving to the forefront of social media privacy law nationwide, the Maryland General Assembly has passed legislation prohibiting employers in the state from asking current and prospective employees for their user names and passwords to websites such as...
  • Peter Franchot channels the tea party

    Peter Franchot channels the tea party
    Did we miss the press release announcing that Peter Franchot had joined the tea party? The comptroller certainly sounded like he'd gone over to the side of anti-government activism Monday when he cast the lone vote against a proposal at the Maryland...
  • Ire over income tax plan to get louder Monday

    Ire over income tax plan to get louder Monday
    A Maryland family making more than $175,000 will pay at least $254 more in income taxes this year under a revenue-raising plan the Maryland General Assembly is expected to take up when it convenes for special session on Monday. The same family of joint...
  • Maryland sees biggest job loss in nation in April

    Maryland sees biggest job loss in nation in April
    Maryland shed 6,000 jobs in April, the federal government said Friday — the largest monthly loss in the country during a month when most states gained, but one that might have been overstated. The figures, which are preliminary and adjusted for...
  • Krebs announces endorsements and ratings

    Delegate Susan Krebs announced the following endorsements and top ratings which were earned by her conservative voting record and her unwavering support of the Business Community, the Agriculture Community, the 2nd Amendment, Protecting Life, and...
  • Sykesville business wins award

    The Maryland Chamber of Commerce has named WellAdvantage as its 2014 Business Breakthrough Award recipient in the category of 11-50 employees. The award was announced May 29, during a luncheon held at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen. WellAdvantage was...