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Wins and Near Misses in the 2015 General Assembly The merit shop construction industry fought hard during Maryland’s 2015 General Assembly for bills that would benefit Maryland’s struggling business climate … Read More

Cooler Heads Prevail on Prevailing Wage

The efforts of merit shop contractors across Maryland paid off when the House of Delegates killed a bill that would have severely penalized contractors for prevailing wage errors large and … Read More

Are Clouds Parting on Rain Tax Repeal?

Miller’s Bill Should Provide Much Needed Relief to Small Business Owners Thanks to Senate President Mike Miller, small business owners may finally get to see the sun shining after years … Read More

Can Maryland Be the Next Energy Hub?

By Mike Glavin Ten years ago, the city of Houston’s petrochemical and manufacturing industries were basically dead.  Cheaper overseas feedstock and labor were forcing companies out of the domestic market.  … Read More

Apprenticeship Bills: Construction Jobs Matter

By Bob Zinsmeister For more than 40 years, Associated Builders and Contractors has been training the next generation of craft professionals through our apprenticeship programs. Approximately 1,000 apprentices currently participate … Read More

The Problem with Infrastructure Spending

In its most recent assessment of Maryland’s transportation infrastructure, TRIP, a national transportation research group, found 41 percent of Maryland’s major locally- and state-maintained roads and highways in either poor … Read More

Time to Reduce Corporate Taxes

Thomas ‘TK’ Kingston, Vice President, Skillforce, Inc. When outside businesses look at Maryland, its been a while since they’ve seen a ‘welcome mat.’ Governor Hogan faces a worthwhile, but uphill … Read More