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2024 Legislative Recap and Achievements

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COMMENTARY 2024 Legislative Recap and Achievements Apr 25, 2024 As we reflect on Maryland’s 2024 legislative session, we can take pride in the impact achieved when Maryland’s business community speaks with one voice. While this legislative session was filled with challenges for businesses, including the threat of burdensome regulations, increased costs and state budget deficits,…

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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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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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Maryland Family Network and Maryland Chamber of Commerce Urge Action on Childcare Access & Affordability

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News Release Maryland Family Network and Maryland Chamber of Commerce Urge Action on Childcare Access & Affordability Dec 14, 2023 ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Chamber of Commerce and Maryland Family Network express grave concern that the lack of accessible, affordable quality childcare is deeply impacting Maryland employers, families and the state’s economy.  On behalf…

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2024 Legislative Priorities & Anticipated Critical Issues

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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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Commentary: Maryland Must Do More for Military Retirees

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COMMENTARY Commentary: Maryland Must Do More for Military Retirees Nov 10, 2023 Strengthening Maryland’s Future: A Call to Prioritize Tax Breaks for Military Retirees In the face of workforce shortages, budget deficits, and a growing exodus of residents seeking residence in states with lower costs of living, Maryland stands at a critical juncture. To ensure…

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