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Donald C. Fry: Checking Assembly’s business scorecard

Improving Maryland’s business climate is constantly on the minds of corporate leaders and economic developers. What was promising about the 2010 election cycle was that the topic was also on the minds of recession-wary candidates for office, virtually all of ...

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A legislative session marked by caution

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers pruned or shelved major economic, energy and environmental initiatives during a largely cautious 90-day session dominated from the start by social issues and the state’s fiscal predicament. While business leaders lauded passage of a state-run venture ...

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Environmentalists find shortcomings in General Assembly session

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland environmental advocates are pleased lawmakers put $23.5 million in a fund to fight pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, despite a tough budget year. Still, advocates reflecting Wednesday on the General Assembly session say there were plenty of ...

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Legislators gear up for big issues on final day of session

ANNAPOLIS – The creation of a state-run venture capital fund, an alcohol tax hike and a financial Band-Aid for Maryland horse racing await lawmakers Monday, the final day of their legislative session. Those are among the largest business issues remaining ...

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Bipartisan support for ‘bank local’ bill

ANNAPOLIS — The “bank local” movement has returned to the General Assembly, with a bipartisan group of lawmakers pushing a pair of bills that would give small Maryland banks a leg up in winning the state’s business. A similar effort ...

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