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Rascovar: Saving the Preakness and Pimlico’s future

Thanks to revenue from Maryland’s successful slots casinos, the state’s thoroughbred racing industry has seen a re-birth that hints at prosperity for the Free State’s billion-dollar horse industry in future decades. Breeders are returning to Maryland to take advantage of the huge jump in purse money fueled by slots proceeds. Off-track gambling revenue is rising. […]

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How Trump’s Budget Could Affect Anne Arundel

From increased military spending to slashed support for the arts, the priorities in President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal are likely to have implications for Anne Arundel County. Trump released his $1.1 trillion plan for discretionary spending, which accounts for about one-third of the federal budget, on Thursday. A full budget that includes nondiscretionary spending […]

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Paid Sick Leave Bills “Dead in the Water,” Hogan Says, Promising Veto

The paid sick leave bills making their way through the legislature “are dead on arrival” if they reach his desk, Gov. Larry Hogan declared Wednesday. He promised reporters “I will veto them immediately” because they have the potential to kill thousands of jobs and “are disastrous for our economy.” He called the legislation that has […]

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Alaska Airlines Continues BWI Growth with New Service to San Francisco

Starting October 16, Airline Adds to Its Transcontinental Service Alaska Airlines announced today that it would begin new transcontinental service between Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and San Francisco International Airport. The new seasonal service is scheduled to start on October 16. “We are pleased that Alaska Airlines continues to expand, offering its renowned customer […]

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Md. retailers want online merchants to charge sales tax

Maryland retailers are again pushing for the state to collect sales taxes from online merchants not based in Maryland, helping them and potentially raising hundreds of millions for the state. Brick and mortar stores are struggling to compete with online sellers in other states; retail business interests testified in Annapolis on Wednesday in support of […]

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Maryland Gains 6,700 Jobs in January

Maryland gained 6,700 jobs in January while the unemployment rate held steady. The private sector added 7,500 jobs while the state saw a loss of 800 government jobs, according to preliminary data released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate remained 4.2 percent, lower than U.S. rate of […]

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Christopher D. Buck Leads NEW Maritime Law Practice Group

More than 25 years of maritime law experience for insurers, boat owners and manufacturers Hyatt & Weber is pleased to welcome attorney Christopher D. Buck to our Business, Real Estate and NEW Maritime Law practice groups. Chris’ work in maritime and admiralty law has included cases from the Northeast to Florida and nationwide. Admitted to […]

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Maryland Live back on top in state casino revenue

Maryland Live, which lost its position in January as the state’s top revenue-producing casino, leapfrogged the 3-month-old MGM National Harbor last month to regain the No. 1 spot. Maryland Live, battling to retain its market share, generated $46.2 million from slot machines and table games in February, according to figures released Monday by the state […]

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County’s Business Incubator to Close

Fourteen years after it launched, Anne Arundel County’s business incubator will shut down this summer. County Executive Steve Schuh, a Republican, said he plans to defund the Chesapeake Innovation Center in his next budget for “economic and philosophical” reasons. In a March 1 letter to the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp., which runs the incubator, […]

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Md.’s marketing budget hasn’t kept pace with tourism growth

In 2015, more than 41.1 million people visited Maryland, spending nearly $17 billion and directly supporting thousands of small businesses and more than 143,000 jobs in our state. However, a recent analysis of more than 87,000 hotel bookings by Hotelscombined.com ranks Maryland 26th on the list of most popular U.S. states to visit. Among our […]

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