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Tense moments color nearly 6-hour Board of Public Works meeting (access required)

Gov. Martin O'Malley did not appear to enjoy himself during a nearly six hour meeting of the Board of Public Works on Wednesday.

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Productivity rises as employers cut back on hiring

WASHINGTON — U.S. companies got more output from their workers this spring than initially thought. Productivity rose at a modest 2.2 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, largely because employers cut back sharply on hiring. Most economists expect productivity ...

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New law extends job creation tax credit program

ANNAPOLIS — The duration of a job creation tax credit program was doubled Tuesday, as legislation authorizing the credit’s extension was among the dozens of bills signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley and the presiding officers of the General Assembly. HB ...

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Tax credit review legislation wins tentative approval in House of Delegates (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Saturday to legislation that would require the review of 31 of the state’s 341 tax breaks, many of which go to businesses and industries. HB 764 would force the review of ...

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Job creation driving highway bills in Congress

WASHINGTON — The lure of roads, bridges, buses and trains isn’t enough anymore to drive an expensive transportation bill through Congress. So to round up votes, congressional leaders are pitching the bills as the hottest thing around these days: job ...

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O’Malley set to give State of the State speech

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley will be giving his sixth State of the State speech. O’Malley, a Democrat, is scheduled to give the speech at noon Wednesday in Annapolis before a joint session of the Maryland General Assembly. The governor ...

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