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Maryland’s Economic Competitiveness is at Stake — Time for Action

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COMMENTARY Maryland’s Economic Competitiveness is at Stake — Time for Action Jul 11, 2023 As business owners, leaders and community members, you know that businesses are the backbone of our economy. From small enterprises to large corporations, businesses provide the jobs our residents depend upon, enhance our quality of life, and support vital needs like…

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Policy Primer: Maryland’s Paid Family & Medical Leave Insurance Program

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Blog Policy Primer: Maryland’s Paid Family & Medical Leave Insurance Program May 31, 2023 In 2022, the Maryland General Assembly passed the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program, otherwise known as the Time to Care Act, which made Maryland the 11th state, including Washington, D.C., to adopt a statewide family and medical leave program. During…

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Commentary: Unlocking Maryland’s Economic Potential

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COMMENTARY Commentary: Unlocking Maryland’s Economic Potential May 8, 2023 The Maryland Chamber of Commerce recently published the 2023 Competitiveness Redbook for Maryland, a data-driven snapshot that compares Maryland’s economic health with the rest of the country across various economic indicators, such as population change, employment growth, taxation and economic, fiscal and regulatory freedom. The data…

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Wrapping Up the 2023 Legislative Session

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Blog Wrapping Up the 2023 Legislative Session Apr 11, 2023 And a thank you to all who attended our Sine Die Celebration! The 2023 legislative session marked a period of historic turnover across Maryland’s political landscape. Along with many new faces in the General Assembly, Maryland also saw a new Governor, Comptroller and Attorney General…

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Commentary: Protecting Employer-Sponsored Health Care Plans

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Blog Commentary: Protecting Employer-Sponsored Health Care Plans Mar 29, 2023 Each year during Maryland’s legislative session health care costs, needs, and other issues dominate the headlines for good reason — affordable and accessible health care is essential to a thriving, healthy, and productive Maryland. However, when lawmakers debate the complex issues surrounding prescription drug affordability…

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Commentary: With a New Dawn Comes Opportunity — If We Work Together

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Blog Commentary: With a New Dawn Comes Opportunity — If We Work Together Jan 12, 2023 As we ready ourselves for the 2023 legislative session in Maryland, a new dawn is truly on the horizon. With the election of Wes Moore as our incoming governor and the turnover of so many executive office and committee…

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The 2023 Legislative Session Begins Today

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Blog The 2023 Legislative Session Begins Today Jan 11, 2023 Today marks the start of the 445th Maryland legislative session. As we welcome incoming Governor Wes Moore and the many new faces and leaders in the General Assembly, we know that this session will undoubtedly be filled with change, opportunity and renewed energy to tackle…

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Commentary: Weakening of intellectual property rights threatens Maryland’s innovation economy

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Blog Commentary: Weakening of intellectual property rights threatens Maryland’s innovation economy Nov 3, 2022 Maryland life sciences and biotechnology companies have been at the forefront of the state’s public health response and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, lawmakers are considering policies that weaken the very backbone of Maryland’s robust innovation economy at a…

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Understanding Combined Reporting in Maryland: 5 Top Questions Answered

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Blog Understanding Combined Reporting in Maryland: 5 Top Questions Answered Aug 27, 2021 During the 2024 Legislative Session, the business community in Maryland can expect a renewed focus on a handful of perennial issues, including Maryland’s corporate tax structure.  One such issue is combined reporting. In the last several years, activist groups and legislators have been pushing for Maryland to adopt combined…

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