Job creation is my top priority. To put Marylanders back to work and speed recovery, we took the following actions:
* Funded Capital Budgets focused on shovel-ready projects that have put 44,913 Marylanders to work over the last two years.
* Passed emergency legislation to offer a $5,000 tax credit for businesses that hire recently unemployed Maryland workers.
* Allowed small businesses to have flexibility to pay their unemployment insurance and property taxes in multiple payments over a year.
* Worked with the Administration to create a FAST TRACK permitting process that slashes red tape to quickly move important job-creating projects forward.