Assembly approves business tax credit for hiring...

Assembly Digest

April 05, 1997|By From staff reports

Assembly approves business tax credit for hiring disabled

The General Assembly gave final approval yesterday to Gov. Parris N. Glendening's proposal to give tax credits to businesses that hire the disabled.

The Senate passed the bill 46-0. The House of Delegates had passed the measure, which goes to the governor for his signature.

Under the legislation, employers will be able to claim a tax credit of up to $1,200 for each person with a disability who is hired.

Measure rescinds action by Washington Co. officials

The General Assembly has given final approval to legislation rescinding the Washington County commissioners' decision to terminate the collective bargaining rights of a public employee union.

The House of Delegates passed the bill Thursday evening and sent it to Gov. Parris N. Glendening.

On March 18, the commissioners voted to end the county's 25-year-old collective bargaining relationship with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The way it was done -- without notice, public hearing or any apparent provocation -- provoked the county's legislative delegation.

House committee OKs bill curbing large liquor stores

A House committee approved a bill yesterday that would make it more difficult for large liquor stores to open in Maryland.

Under the measure, plans for a liquor store greater than 10,000 square feet would have to be approved not just by a local liquor board, but by the state comptroller. In a hearing before the comptroller, the business would have to prove that it would serve a public need and would not adversely affect existing liquor stores in the "immediate vicinity."

The Senate has approved a different proposal that would ban large liquor stores.

Pub Date: 4/05/97

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