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Job creation tax credit passes, will be signed today

The tax credit for businesses who hire unemployed Marylanders was passed out of the General Assembly Thursday morning and will make its way across Gov. Martin O’Malley’s desk in the afternoon. Businesses will receive $5,000 refundable credits for hires in ...

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Unemployment insurance bill passes House

Updated @ 2:20 p.m.: The House of Delegates passed an expansion of unemployment benefits Tuesday, the next-to-last step for legislation that will qualify the state’s bankrupt Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund for $126.8 million from the federal government. The measure passed ...

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Unemployment insurance bill gets committee nod

The House Economic Matters Committee approved the governor’s much amended unemployment insurance bill with a 17-5 vote, priming it for a trip to the House floor and moving it one step closer to passage. The bill, SB 107, was the ...

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More work to be done on unemployment insurance

The state Senate has given preliminary approval to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s much-amended plan to expand unemployment benefits. (Here’s our most recent story on the compromise bill.) The legislation will likely be up for a final vote in the chamber this ...

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Job tax credit, unemployment insurance move forward

Today, exactly halfway through the legislative session, two of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s high-profile business initiatives took significant steps forward. The governor, by the way, was not on hand to see them – he’s in Iraq, visiting soldiers. While he was ...

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Back to the drawing board

Sen. Thomas M. “Mac” Middleton said Thursday what he thought was a workable compromise on the governor’s unemployment insurance proposal fell apart because of a small, $1 million concession sought by labor and employee advocates. Middleton has in recent days ...

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The UI saga continues, for now

Maryland lawmakers have for weeks refereed a tennis match as labor and business groups volleyed unemployment insurance proposals back and forth. The senator running the show said Wednesday morning the game may finally be over. “I thought we had a ...

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