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Caps on Lawsuit Damages Threatens Jobs, Raises Costs for Residents 

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Joint Statement Caps on Lawsuit Damages Threatens Jobs, Raises Costs for Residents  Mar 27, 2024 ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Chamber of Commerce and the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) voice strong opposition to Senate Bill 538, legislation that aims to drastically increase the cap on noneconomic damages in personal injury and wrongful death…

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Commentary: No to Taxing Services, Yes to Protecting Maryland Business and Families

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COMMENTARY Commentary: No to Taxing Services, Yes to Protecting Maryland Business and Families Mar 6, 2024 Maryland business organizations oppose sales tax expansion Imagine having to pay taxes on everyday services like getting your car repaired, hiring a landscaper, paying for childcare, or even taking your pet to a veterinary appointment. Or, owning a small…

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Say No to Taxing Services: Protecting Maryland’s Businesses and Families

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JOINT STATEMENT Say No to Taxing Services: Protecting Maryland’s Businesses and Families Mar 6, 2024 Maryland business organizations oppose sales tax expansion Annapolis, Md. — The Maryland Chamber of Commerce, along with a coalition of businesses, local and regional chambers and associations from across the state, strongly opposes House Bill 1515. This legislation, titled “Sales…

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Commentary: Combined reporting would signal state is ‘closed for business’ 

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COMMENTARY Commentary: Combined reporting would signal state is ‘closed for business’  Feb 26, 2024 In a recent column, The Baltimore Sun’s Dan Rodricks advocated that Maryland adopt combined tax reporting, arguing that it would close loopholes and generate hundreds of millions in new revenue (“Dan Rodricks: Maryland legislators need to close a tax loophole that…

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Chamber of Commerce Leaders From Across Maryland Convene for Inaugural Chamber Advocacy Day in Maryland 

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News Release Chamber of Commerce Leaders From Across Maryland Convene for Inaugural Chamber Advocacy Day in Maryland  Feb 14, 2024 February 7 officially declared Chamber of Commerce Day in Maryland  Recently, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and Maryland Chamber Federation hosted the inaugural Chamber Advocacy Day in Annapolis, where leaders from chambers of commerce, trade…

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Competitiveness at Risk: Rising Threats and Opportunities for Maryland Business

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News Release Competitiveness at Risk: Rising Threats and Opportunities for Maryland Business Feb 6, 2024 Maryland Chamber of Commerce & Maryland Chamber Federation’s Joint Statement on Opposing Detrimental Policies for Business and Advocating for Growth-Stimulating Measures ANNAPOLIS, Md. — On behalf of more than 6,800 Maryland businesses and 30 local and regional chambers and statewide…

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Collaboration is the key to strengthening Maryland’s competitiveness

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COMMENTARY Collaboration is the key to strengthening Maryland’s competitiveness Jan 24, 2024 Maryland faces economic challenges that threaten future prosperity As another legislative session begins, Maryland has reached an important juncture. Over the past year, analysis of economic data has revealed that our state is falling behind regional and national competitors in critical areas, facing…

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The 2024 Session Begins Today: Let’s Work Together for Maryland

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COMMENTARY The 2024 Session Begins Today: Let’s Work Together for Maryland Jan 10, 2024 As the 2024 Maryland Legislative Session begins, it marks one year since the inauguration of Governor Wes Moore and the welcoming of many new faces to the Maryland General Assembly. The many fresh faces have injected new energy and perspective into…

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2024 Legislative Priorities & Anticipated Critical Issues

A photo of the Maryland State House, blue skies and trees in the background with a photo of the front cover of the 2024 Legislative Priorities & Anticipated Critical Issues in Maryland. The report details the Maryland Chamber of Commerce's 2024 Legislative Priorities and a number of anticipated issues surrounding policies for business.

ADVOCACY 2024 Legislative Priorities & Anticipated Critical Issues Nov 29, 2023 Every session presents us with an opportunity to educate lawmakers about the positive steps being taken by job creators to strengthen Maryland’s economy. Now available, our 2024 Legislative Priorities and Anticipated Critical Issues in Maryland serves as our guide for the coming legislative session,…

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