Small Business Center
The Maryland General Assembly and Gov. Larry Hogan agreed on a package of tax cuts and credits that will help small businesses that hire disadvantaged state residents who often have trouble finding jobs. The five-year, bipartisan deal would give state money to childcare providers and create a state program that mirrors the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit. The state would issue $195 million in tax credits to businesses that hire those challenged to find work, including the disabled, military veterans, long-term unemployed people, people involved with the criminal justice system and residents of low-income neighborhoods.
Read more in The Baltimore Sun.