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Maryland Chamber of Commerce

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Top Maryland Chamber of Commerce Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Maryland's overstuffed budget bills

    Maryland's overstuffed budget bills
    Everyone favors a balanced state budget. The people of Maryland expect the state to live within its means, and the state constitution requires the governor to submit a budget with revenues and spending in balance. But, as demonstrated in the recently...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Two businesses win award

    For the second year in a row, multiple Carroll County businesses have been nominated for and won the Business Breakthrough Award, sponsored by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. The Carroll County Chamber's winners from the November 2013 Small Business...
  • Local businesses win awards

    The Carroll County Chamber's winners from the November 2013 Small Business Awards were nominated for the 2014 Maryland Chamber of Commerce Business Breakthrough Awards held May 29. The following Carroll County businesses won: Well Advantage, with 11-...