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Maryland’s General Assembly Sends Controversial New Tax to Governor Hogan’s Desk

Annapolis, MD – On a near party-line vote, the House of Delegates passed the controversial new travel services tax (SB190) today, setting up the first test of Governor Larry Hogan’s “no new taxes” pledge. The legislation, which passed the Senate last month, would apply a new 6 percent sales tax on travel agent services. The new tax would affect online services as well as local travel agents, tour operators, wedding planners and other Maryland service … … READ FULL POST

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UPS BUILDING ADDITIONAL 15 CNG FUELING STATIONS AND INCREASING CNG FLEET

ATLANTA, April 1, 2015 – UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced plans to build 15 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations to support the purchase and planned deployment of 1,400 new CNG vehicles over the next year. Twelve of the CNG stations will be in new natural gas vehicle deployment areas, and three will replace existing CNG stations with more robust, higher capacity equipment. This purchase represents a nearly 30% increase to UPS’s current industry-leading alternative fuel … … READ FULL POST

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Job Opening at the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives

Job Opening LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS-DIRECTOR Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives, an electric utility trade association, seeks a Director of Legislative Affairs.  The incumbent of this position develops and maintains effective working relationships with state legislators in Virginia and with members of Congress representing VA, MD and DE to ensure cooperative positions on key legislative issues are understood and supported.  Works effectively with our large active membership across a three state region and ODEC … … READ FULL POST

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Legislators and Travel Industry Speak Out Against New Tax on Travel Services

Legislators and Travel Industry Speak Out Against New Tax on Travel Services A bipartisan group of Maryland lawmakers join with local small businesses and travel stakeholders to voice opposition to SB190, a new tax on travel services  Annapolis, MD – A bipartisan group of legislators joined local small businesses and national travel industry stakeholders at a press conference on Wednesday to speak out against SB190, the dangerous new tax on Maryland’s travel economy currently being … … READ FULL POST

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Four Vandeventer Black Attorneys Receive Prestigious Peer Rating

Norfolk, VA. (March 31, 2015) – Vandeventer Black LLP has received notification from Martindale-Hubbell that four attorneys have received an “AV” Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating™.  Martindale-Hubbell is recognized as the legal profession’s most prestigious rating service. Attorneys Arlene Klinedinst (Labor & Employment), Neil Lowenstein (Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation), Trey Kelleter (General Litigation, Government Investigations), and Kimberley Timms (Appellate Practice, Insurance Coverage Defense) received an “AV” rating from their peers. In order to be given a … … READ FULL POST