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Experts Call For Improvements To The Set-Aside Program To Ensure Small Business Success

Experts Call For Improvements To The Set-Aside Program To Ensure Small Business Success

While the federal government’s set-aside program for small businesses is generating much economic success, experts say improvements to reduce fraud and to help mid-size companies remain competitive need to be made.

New Data Prompts Bills That Call for Job Equity for Maryland’s 1.3 Million Hourly Workers

New Data Prompts Bills That Call for Job Equity for Maryland’s 1.3 Million Hourly Workers

Workers from around the state are calling for laws that would benefit families, women and businesses

Maryland Woman Saves Her Family’s Farm Thanks To Some Special Animals

Maryland Woman Saves Her Family’s Farm Thanks To Some Special Animals

Angel Forbes Simmons is determined to keep her family's farm running and some special animals are helping her do it.

Amid Controversy, D.C. Marijuana Law Goes Into Effect

Amid Controversy, D.C. Marijuana Law Goes Into Effect

Initiative 71 makes it legal for anyone over 21 in Washington, D.C. to possess up to two ounces of marijuana and to grow up to six marijuana plants in their homes. The marijuana must be consumed on private property and cannot be sold, but rather must be traded or shared.

Inaugural Maryland STEM Festival Announces Week-Long Launch Date

Inaugural Maryland STEM Festival Announces Week-Long Launch Date

STEM education is about to get a lot more fun with the first ever statewide Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Festival that's hoping to turn today's students into tomorrow's innovators.

Tracking, Recording, Detecting: Trio of Data-Gathering Measures Presented at House Economic Matters Hearing

Tracking, Recording, Detecting: Trio of Data-Gathering Measures Presented at House Economic Matters Hearing

A trio of bills on snooping dominated the agenda at a Maryland House Economic Matters Committee hearing Wednesday.

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.