U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Save American Workers Act (H.R. 30) by a vote of 252-172 to raise the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) definition of full-time employment from 30 hours per week to 40 hours per week. The bill now goes to… Read More
Baltimore City Council amended Bill 14-0372 last night. The bill, which would have imposed a 5¢ fee on plastic bags, was amended on second reader by a vote of 11-1 to ban plastic bags. If the measure becomes law, it will take effect on… Read More
Unemployment insurance (UI) rates will move to Table B beginning January 1, 2015. The Division of Unemployment Insurance is required to do an annual calculation of the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund every October. The ending balance of the Trust Fund on September 30 is… Read More
“Retailers are hopeful for a gain in holiday sales this year.” said Maryland Retailers Association’s (MRA) President Patrick Donoho.
Tax Free Weekend for qualified ENERY STAR appliances will begin on Saturday, February 15, end on Monday, February 17. During this weekend, the 6% sales tax will not be charged on qualified ENERGY STAR air conditioners, clothes washers, furnaces, heat pumps, boilers, solar water… Read More
MRA Legislative Committee Meeting Wednesday, January 28, MRA, following the Legislative Breakfast at approximately 10a.m. MRA Legislative Committee Meeting Wednesday, February 11, MRA, 9 a.m. MRA Legislative Committee Meeting Wednesday, February 25, MRA, 9 a.m.
Tri-State Jewelers Board of Directors Meeting Tuesday, February 3, MRA, 6:30 p.m.
January 28th at Harry Browne’s Restaurant on State Circle, Annapolis, MD at 8:00 a.m. concludes at 9:30 a.m.