Small business groups ask MD candidates not to sign pre-election pledges


By Len Lazarick | Maryland Reporter

A dozen business groups representing thousand of business owners in Maryland are sending out a letter Friday to all candidates for the General Assembly asking them “not to sign any pledges or commitments that will make Maryland’s small businesses less competitive with surrounding jurisdictions (e.g. new taxes).”

The letter being sent to more than 500 candidates says:

“All we ask is for a chance to read proposed legislation, so everyone understands the possible ramifications before you make a pledge. That is what committee hearings and the legislative process is all about. Important issues should not be decided in advance by pledges and commitments.”

at Maryland Reporter.