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Maryland grants residents access to two of the largest metropolitan areas in the nation, and, on average, it is the wealthiest of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In short, it offers ample opportunity for young families to settle down and raise their kids ... Read more!

With an annual median household income of $71,122, Maryland is the richest state in America, 24/7 Wall St. said, citing U.S. Census Bureau's 2012 American Community Survey (ACS) ... Read more!

BUSINESSWEEK - The agency is waiving its upfront, 2 percent loan-guarantee fee for those smaller loans and reduce a monthly guarantee fee paid by the lenders by 3/10 of a percent. The SBA didn’t announce an end date for waiving the fees. The changes mean small business owners borrowing $150,000 will no longer have to come up with $2,550 in upfront fees at the time the loan closes. That will help many of the Main Street retailers, service businesses, craft breweries, and car dealerships that apply for SBA-guaranteed loans ... Read more!

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Legislative Positions

Chamber of Commerce positions on pending legislation before governing bodies are determined by the Legislative Committee of the Chamber of Commerce. Those positions reflect the Annual Legislative Agenda prepared by the committee and approved by the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Members of the 2013 Legislative Committee for the Chamber of Commerce

Chairperson: Linda Schuett, Linowes and Blocher

Andrew Bing, Kramer & Associates
Harry Blumenthal, Blumenthal, Delavan, & Williams
Walter Childs, Linowes and Blocher
Craig Distelhorst, National Institute for Conflict Resolution
Bradley Freedman, Freedman Capital Advisors
Brian Goff, Insurance Solutions
Bonnie Johansen, Constellation Energy
David Miles, The Drawing Board, Inc.
Geoff Mitchell, Geoffrey S. Mitchell, LLC
Hannah Powers, Alexander & Cleaver
Kevin Tracy, McNamee Hosea

Follow the links below to view Chamber of Commerce positions on legislation pending before the current session of the Maryland General Assembly, Anne Arundel County Council, and Annapolis City Council.


2013 Maryland General Assembly
Clicking on the link below will provide the viewer with the Chamber of Commerce positions on pending legislation in both the State Senate and the State House of Delegates during the 2013 Maryland General Assembly.

Chamber position on pending legislation

Below are links to pending legislation introduced or co-sponosred my members of the Anne Arundel County Delegation to the 2013 Maryland General Assembly.

District 21
Senator James C. Rosapepe (D)
Delegate Benjamin S. Barnes (D)
Delegate Barbara A. Frush (D)
Delegate Joseline A. Penna-Melnyk (D)

District 30
Senator John C. Astle (D)
Delegate Michael E. Busch (D), Speaker of the House
Delegate Herb McMillan (R)
Delegate Ronald A. George (R)

District 31
Senator Bryan W. Simonaire (R)
Delegate Don H. Dwyer (R)
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke (R)
Delegate Steven R. Schuh (R)

District 32
Senator James E. DeGrange, Sr. (D)
Delegate Pamela G. Beidle (D)
Delegate Mary Ann Love (D)
Delegate Theodore J. Sophocleus (D)

District 33
Senator Edward R. Reilly (R)
Delegate Cathy Vitale (R)
Delegate Tony McConkey (R)
Delegate Robert A. Costa (R)

Anne Arundel County House Delegation Bills
Anne Arundel County Senate Delegation Bills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2013 Anne Arundel County Council
Follow the links below to view legislation pending before the Anne Arundel County Council, and legislation which the Chamber of Commerce has taken a position on.

Pending County Council Legislation
Chamber position on pending legislation

 


2013 Annapolis City Council
Follow the links below to view legislation pending before the Annapolis City Council, and legislation which the Chamber of Commerce has taken a position on.

Pending City Council Legislation
Chamber position on pending legislation

 


U.S. Congress & Federal Legislation
The Chamber of Commerce follows certain legislation pending before the United States Congress that may affect businesses in Maryland. Follow the link below to view federal legislation which the Chamber of Commerce is following and has taken a position on.

Chamber position on pending legislation