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From left, Mike Miller, Larry Hogan, and Michael Busch signing bills at the State House in Annapolis. (The Daily Record / Bryan Sears).

Hogan signs Augustine Commission bills (access required)

The biggest of the five-bill package re-organizes state economic development activity and creates a new Secretary of Commerce.

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland will soon have a new commerce secretary charged with leading economic development efforts in the state. The legislation is part of a package of five bills that stem from recommendations of the Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission, more commonly known as the Augustine Commission after its chairman Norman Augustine. Gov. Larry Hogan ...