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Improving Maryland’s tax and business climate

Nearly two years since the COVID-19 pandemic rocked our national economy and sent millions into unemployment, Maryland’s citizens are still fighting to recover. But lawmakers in Annapolis have an opportunity to ease this struggle during the 2022 legislative session by ...

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It’s time to fund the access to counsel in eviction law

COVID-19 created a health, economic and civil justice crisis. Even before the pandemic, only a small percentage of Marylanders (about 20%) received the help they needed to navigate the civil justice system, resulting in threats to their housing, safety and ...

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Mediators can help bridge gaps in communication

In some instances, managing a client’s expectations may be more difficult than negotiating with the other side. Litigation is stressful and clients respond to stress differently. Most have not been cross-examined before. Feelings of loss and frustration are common – ...

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The issues for small business to watch in the 2022 session

2021 will be a year worth forgetting for Maryland small businesses. The National Federation of Independent Business’s Uncertainty Index for the last three months shows an increasing number of business owners are not very hopeful about the future. No doubt ...

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The issues for small business to watch in the 2022 session

2021 will be a year worth forgetting for Maryland small businesses. The National Federation of Independent Business’s Uncertainty Index for the last three months shows an increasing number of business owners are not very hopeful about the future. No doubt ...

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Election-year priorities remind us that ‘All politics is local’

The 2022 version of the Maryland General Assembly will be an intriguing 90-day session mixed with election-year politics and major public policy debates. It will be contentious and active as it is the last year for elected officials to impress ...

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Education legislative Priorities for the 2022 session

The 2022 session of the Maryland General Assembly is an opportunity to continue and expand the critical work of ensuring fairness and opportunity for every student in Maryland. We can build on the landmark steps that the legislature took last ...

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Increasing child care availability key to economic success

As the leading voice advocating on behalf of the Maryland business community, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce works tirelessly to ensure that our state’s businesses have a seat at the table. We partner with other organizations, businesses and policymakers to ...

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Increasing child care availability key to economic success

As the leading voice advocating on behalf of the Maryland business community, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce works tirelessly to ensure that our state’s businesses have a seat at the table. We partner with other organizations, businesses and policymakers to ...

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