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Worker incentives derail manufacturing tax breaks in Maryland

By the Baltimore Business Journal

Mar 28, 2016

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A debate over incentives for workers appears to have taken the steam out of a push to give Maryland manufacturers tax breaks during this year's General Assembly.

The issue of manufacturing tax breaks vaulted to prominence in January when Republican Gov. Larry Hogan pitched a plan that would have, among other provisions, eliminated corporate income taxes for 10 years for manufacturers locating in certain Empowerment Zones.

But a related bill was effectively declared dead on Thursday thanks in part to a provision that would have exempted employees at manufacturing facilities in target areas from state and local income taxes.

Read the full story at bizjournals.com/baltimore.