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Norman Augustine

Norman Augustine
Feb 9, 2016

Md. Senate files Augustine bill package

The Maryland Senate will consider more than a half-dozen proposals stemming from the last year of work by the Maryland Commission on Economic Development and Business Climate.

Norman Augustine
Aug 28, 2015

Frustration builds as tax panel review slowly moves forward

Members of a panel charged with looking at how taxes affect the state’s business climate are expressing frustration about the pace of their work. The Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission met last week for the second time this summer. As with the first meeting in July, most of the session was spent in […]

Norman Augustine
Jul 24, 2015

On Md. tax issues, Augustine says his panel has a steep hill to climb

Making recommendations to improve Maryland’s business climate through regulatory reforms and legislation might have been the easy part for Norman Augustine and the Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission. Augustine now leads his commission into phase two of an effort begun last spring when the panel was created by House Speaker Michael E. Busch and […]

Jul 22, 2015

Maryland panel on improving business climate to meet

ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland panel examining ways to improve the state’s business climate is scheduled to meet. The Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission will meet Wednesday in Annapolis. Panel members are slated to discuss an overview of the state’s budget and revenue structure. The commission was formed last year by the presiding officers […]

May 20, 2015

New Md. environmental chief: Enforcement not ‘first step’

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 lead the environmental agency, said his challenge will be to “accelerate the pace of environmental […]

May 12, 2015

Hogan signs Augustine Commission bills

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 […]

Norman Augustine
Feb 12, 2015

Augustine panel: Create Md. ‘super secretary’ of commerce

A new secretary of commerce position is part of five-bill package announced by legislative leaders who created the Augustine commission in 2014.

Jan 26, 2015

Lawmakers anticipate reforms to DBED

Recommendations to overhaul the Department of Business and Economic Development and other business- friendly changes may be unveiled next month.

Sep 10, 2014

Commission weighs privatizing DBED programs

Reforming the business climate in Maryland could include a recommendation to privatize some or all of the programs within the state Department of Business and Economic Development.

Norman Augustine
May 29, 2014

Panel may urge changes to DBED

A commission tasked with looking at the overall business climate in the state could ultimately make recommendations that lead to changes in the State Department of Business and Economic Development.

Apr 30, 2014

Commission explores Md.’s real and perceived business climate

Maryland's business and economic development climate suffers from poor perception rather than actual underperformance, according to state officials.

Sep 23, 2010

O’Malley wins backing of 200 Md. biz leaders

Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Thursday he has the backing of 200 business leaders “from every corner of the state.” The move hews closely with the the character of the governor’s race so far, and could bolster O’Malley’s street cred among business types after he lost some of his ammunition this week. The race has been […]

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