MD Bill To Promote New Jobs Passes

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Just one member of the Maryland General Assembly voted against a bill proposed by Governor Larry Hogan to provide more jobs to Marylanders. The bill will give tax credits to businesses that start up in qualified target areas across the state. It will also give these credits to businesses already in those areas. It requires new businesses to offer job skill training or education programs to ensure future success of potential workers. Finally, the new law will give more employment opportunities to areas of the state that need it most, including Somerset and Wicomico Counties, where the unemployment rates are 8.4 and 7.3 percent respectively.