BBJ: ‘This session has been stressing me out’: Md.’s General Assembly adjourns with mixed results for businesses

The General Assembly adjourned March 18, bringing to an end a legislative session that saw the passage of a sweeping public education reform bill but also new taxes that will affect businesses across the state. Continue reading
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Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, regarding proposed Bill to Tax Services

"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." Continue reading
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The Baltimore Sun: Expanding state sales tax to pay for school improvements would ‘destroy our economy,’ Maryland Gov. Hogan says

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan vowed Feb. 20 to oppose a proposed change in the sales tax that would reduce the rate but expand who pays it by charging it on an array of services from landscaping to lawyers. Continue reading
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Baltimore Business Journal: ‘Expect the unexpected’ Maryland businesses cautious as 2020 General Assembly begins

By Holden Wilen Jan. 9, 2020 Politicians from across Maryland flock to Annapolis every year for the annual legislative session and talk about how they will be passing laws that will affect the state for generations to come. Billions of dollars are at stake as Democrats push a plan...
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Don Fry Commentary on WBAL NewsRadio: Education Likely To Dominate General Assembly’s Session

While many are focused on the holiday celebrations and New Year’s resolutions, elected state officials have their eyes set on the opening of the 2020 Maryland General Assembly session. The 90 day session, which commences January 8, is shaping up to feature a number of controversial issues that would...
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