Date: February 01, 2017

ANNAPOLIS (February 1, 2017): The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) will be paying close attention to Governor Hogan’s State of the State speech this morning. The state’s largest small business advocacy group is anticipating proposals that will continue to empower the small business sector with regulation reductions and improvements to the state’s tax climate.


“Small business owners in Maryland struggled mightily for years at the hand of over regulation and increasing state revenue through taxes instead of economic growth,” said Mike O’Halloran, NFIB Maryland State Director. “Since Governor Hogan took office, we have seen steady progress towards undoing that damage. Today, we look forward to hearing what the coming year has to offer in terms of bolstering our economic environment.”


Hogan is poised to deliver the annual speech this morning at 12noon. Following the remarks, O’Halloran will be available for comment regarding the small business sectors reaction to the State of the State.


“We’ve recently heard of proposals that include a dramatic overhaul of the pension system as well as tax incentives for small businesses that will go a long way to maintaining confidence in our state’s fiscal climate,” continued O’Halloran. “When small business owners are confident and feel the economic environment is stable, they are more likely to grow their businesses and hire new people. Expanding our small business sector in Maryland is a win for everyone and Governor Hogan will no doubt continue to lead our state in that direction.”




O’Halloran can be reached on his cell phone at 301-335-1063 for additional comment at the conclusion of the State of the State

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