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Augustine Commission zeroes in on consensus for Md. tax reforms (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Members of an independent commission met behind closed doors for seven hours and ironed out a framework of proposals for changes to the state’s tax structure, according to the panel’s chairman. The Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate ...

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Report: Md. economy reliant on federal jobs, lacks private-sector growth (access required)

ODENTON — Maryland’s economy has become increasingly dependent on federal jobs and has failed to grow the private sector or increase venture capital funding, according to a report by Moody’s Analytics. The report, which was presented Friday afternoon to the ...

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Chamber seeks changes to Md.’s business tax structure (access required)

Leaders of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce told a state commission that it could improve the state’s business climate by recommending a number of major tax reforms and coming out squarely against combined tax reporting. The meeting Wednesday before the ...

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Advocates say businesses benefit from Md.’s tax structure (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — A commission tasked with examining how businesses are impacted by Maryland’s tax structure should also consider the benefits businesses reap in the form of state services as it works to develop recommendations, according to some advocates. The Maryland Economic ...

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Agencies, businesses fearful of Md. General Assembly’s tax tinkering (access required)

LARGO — Antiquated tax incentive programs for businesses have not been updated or improved for fear of what would happen once the legislature got involved, according to one top official at the Department of Business and Economic Development. Ursula S. ...

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New Md. environmental chief: Enforcement not ‘first step’ (access required)

The new head of the Maryland Department of the Environment is promising better relations with businesses in the state but said environmental groups need not be worried he will be a rubber stamp. Ben Grumbles, Gov. Larry Hogan’s choice to ...

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