Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, regarding proposed Bill to Tax Services

February 20, 2020

“The GBC is deeply concerned of the negative consequences of altering the state’s tax structure based on legislation introduced at the halfway point of a 90-day session. Significant tax reform of this magnitude should receive much more thought and debate.”

“The more prudent approach would be to establish a state tax commission to study the current tax code, examine its effectiveness in light of today’s changing economy, engage the public and stakeholders and provide ample time for public notice and comment.”


The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) is a regional organization of business and civic leaders that includes businesses, nonprofit organizations and educational and civic institutions. It is the leading voice for the private sector in the Baltimore region on issues relating to economic growth, job creation, workforce development, transportation, the business climate and quality of life. The GBC’s membership is comprised of over 500 member organizations, including large, mid-size and small companies, nonprofits, education and foundations in the Greater Baltimore region.