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(March 15, 2017Annapolis, Md.)  Imposing a mandate does not make the mandate affordable, and when mandates are unaffordable, people lose jobs. The Maryland Chamber of Commerce has consistently argued against mandatory paid leave, and therefore stands in support of Gov. Larry Hogan’s announcement that he will veto HB 1/SB 230 when it reaches his desk.

They say the house always wins.

Live! Casino is turning its lucky hand into something meaningful for others, including women affected by breast cancer.

Maryland Chamber of Commerce member companies contribute millions of dollars and tens of thousands of man-hours to charitable organizations in Maryland each year.  The Maryland Chamber and the Baltimore Business Journal present the Maryland Business Philanthropy Awards each year to recognize the business community’s philanthropic efforts.

On Monday, July 6th, 2015, the Department of Labor released a proposed rule to update the regulations defining and delimiting the exemptions for “white collar” employees. These regulations are a result of President Obama’s 2014 Presidential Memorandum to update and modernize the overtime regulations.

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce Business Policy Conference is making a return for 2015. The Conference will be held October 13-14 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, MD and we are pleased to announce AT&T as our Presenting Sponsor.

With an understanding there is still much to be done, the Maryland Competitiveness Coalition held its latest meeting and strategic planning session at Turf Valley in Ellicott City on July 29.

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce hosted an executive roundtable discussion with Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot on Tuesday, July 28 at the Chamber headquarters in Annapolis.

The U.S. Senate, in a rare Sunday session, voted to advance legislation that would revive the federal Export-Import Bank.

On Saturday, July 25, Governor Larry Hogan was named chair of the National Governors Association (NGA) Economic Development and Commerce Committee.

On Wednesday, July 22, the Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission (known as the Augustine Commission) met to being its work to make Maryland's business tax policy more competitive.

Over 60 area business leaders gathered for the cybersecurity panel discussion held by the Maryland Competitiveness Coalition and the Maryland Chamber of Commerce as part of the Voice of Business – A Breakfast Speaker Series program.

Walter Hellerstein, Francis Shackelford Professor of Taxation, Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law and renowned expert in state tax legal matters, co-authored a brief in the Supreme Court case Comptroller of the Treasury v. Wynne on behalf of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce as amicus curiae in support of the taxpayers in Wynne.  Special point of consideration to Chamber member Herman Rosenthal for assisting on an earlier draft of the article Deciphering the Supreme Court’s Opinion in Wynne that appears in the July 2015 issue of Journal of Taxation.  Click on headline to read full article.

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