Augustine Commission Faces Difficult Task in Examining Tax Structure

An article in the Daily Record (subscription required) indicates that the Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission has a difficult task ahead as it begins its work to examine the State's tax structure. The Commission, otherwise known as the Augustine Commission after its chair, former Lockheed Martin Chief Executive Officer Norm Augustine, has been charged this interim with examining the State’s business tax and incentive structure to improve Maryland's competitiveness. As described by the article, some members, including Mr.…

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Augustine Commission Digs Deep On Revenues, Budget, and Process

The Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission convened for a full day of research and inquiry on July 22 in Annapolis, and reviewed detailed information on the state's tax structure, revenue estimating practices, and budget process. The Commission is slated to continue its work through the year to identify areas for increasing Maryland's competitiveness. The materials presented to the Commission offer a comprehensive and valuable resource to anyone interested in the underlying elements of…

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