Apprenticeship Tax Credit

Legislation will provide much-needed incentive to employers On Wednesday, Senator Nancy King (R-39) introduced legislation, Senate Bill 273, which would allow small businesses to receive tax credits for every employee they sponsor to participate in a state-approved apprenticeship training program.    The bill would allow an individual or a corporation that employs apprentices to claim a credit against their state …

From Blight to Phoenix Rising Why Demolition Makes Sense for Urban Revitalization

By Alexandra D’Ovidio Like many American cities, Baltimore contains its share of neighborhoods where dilapidated and boarded up homes and businesses create more than just an eyesore. They contribute to what sociologists call the Broken Window Theory—the concept that if a window is broken and remains unrepaired, people will conclude no one cares and break more windows, further vandalize that …

Small Business Voices On… Paid Sick Leave

More than 1,500 business members of ABC Maryland continue to oppose legislation which would mandate employers provide paid leave for a variety of different situations. In their own words, they share why this legislation is bad for business and bad for Maryland’s economy. At a time when the construction industry is still feeling its way out of the recession, a …

Sick & Safe: Nice Sentiment, Bad Policy

By Will Seihmer When it comes to the Maryland Healthy Working Family Act introduced in the Senate on January 20, a bill by any other name is still the same, and still bad for business. “And if it’s bad for business,” said Mike Henderson, an executive with the Associated Builders and Contractors in Baltimore, “then it’s bad for the people …