Archive for 'Business'

Lawmakers Weigh Creation of Task Force on Self-Driving Vehicles

Lawmakers Weigh Creation of Task Force on Self-Driving Vehicles

Public Officials, Industry Representatives Would Develop Best Practices

‘Augustine’ Commission Recommends New Secretary Position, Other Business-Friendly Measures

‘Augustine’ Commission Recommends New Secretary Position, Other Business-Friendly Measures

A state commission recommended Thursday that Maryland lawmakers create a Cabinet-level position to oversee state agencies connected to commerce and change the perception that Maryland is unfriendly to businesses.

Bill Would Ban Electronic Cigarettes Indoors in Public

Bill Would Ban Electronic Cigarettes Indoors in Public

Smoking electronic cigarettes would be banned indoors in public places as part of Maryland’s Clean Indoor Air Act under a bill Delegate Aruna Miller, D-Montgomery, presented Wednesday at a hearing of the House Economic Matters Committee.

Poor Communities Surrounding Baltimore Casino Getting Less Revenue Than Anticipated

Poor Communities Surrounding Baltimore Casino Getting Less Revenue Than Anticipated

Horseshoe Casino, plopped right in the middle of impoverished South Baltimore, was supposed to inject new life into “historically ignored” communities mired with high crime and unemployment rates, poor health and lackluster housing. But city agencies’ needs have skyrocketed since the casino’s opening — and the community-intended fund has absorbed the costs.

Maryland Hunters Meet With Lawmakers in Annapolis to Discuss Baiting, Hunting Season Rules

Maryland Hunters Meet With Lawmakers in Annapolis to Discuss Baiting, Hunting Season Rules

Legislators Are Working on Bills to Ease Strict Liability Standard for Baiting, Extend Seasons

State-Mandated Sick Leave Debate Draws Crowd and Controversy

State-Mandated Sick Leave Debate Draws Crowd and Controversy

More than 100 people overflow the Senate Finance Committee hearing to weigh in on bill requiring paid time off.

Ahead of State of the State, Maryland Legislators Have Their Own Ideas About the State

Ahead of State of the State, Maryland Legislators Have Their Own Ideas About the State

Ahead of this year’s State of the State, legislators from the House of Delegates and the state Senate shared their thoughts on what they expect from Gov. Larry Hogan’s address.

Hogan, Franchot Share Concerns Over Procurement, School Maintenance at Governor’s First Public Works Meeting

Hogan, Franchot Share Concerns Over Procurement, School Maintenance at Governor’s First Public Works Meeting

At his first Board of Public Works meeting, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan found an ally in Comptroller Peter Franchot, who supported the governor’s increased focus on school maintenance over replacement, and reforming the state’s contract-award process.