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moncler bambino outlet During his appearance last month moncler outlet online uomo as the featured speaker at the Mason Dixon moncler outlet Business Association’s monthly luncheon, Glassman outlined some of the highlights of the regular 2011 legislative session and also talked about what may be in store for the future. moncler bambino outlet

moncler saldi uomo According to information supplied by the business association, Glassman referred to the toll increases needed to pay off bonds coming due and noted moncler saldi uomo that the elimination of the decal on the Hatem Bridge will impact piumini moncler outlet local businesses that bring trailers over the bridge by charging them for extra axles. moncler saldi uomo

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moncler uomo Glassman also expressed concern to the Mason Dixon Association members that state budget limitations have made it harder for the Harford Land Trust to match piumini moncler grant money that it has been offered and land trust opportunities may be lost. moncler uomo

piumini moncler scontatissimi Glassman, who spoke to the group on May 18, broke down the recent legislative session: piumini moncler scontatissimi

moncler outlet trebaseleghe Budget The General Assembly managed to pass a balanced budget, he said, but some of the actions have a direct impact on citizens, such as, for this session through a variety of actions including: moncler outlet trebaseleghe

Passage of additional taxes on alcohol, raising the sales tax to 9 percent;

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moncler saldi outlet Despite these actions, Glassman said, the state is still facing a structural deficit of approximately $1.5 billion that will have to be addressed in future sessions. moncler saldi outlet

moncler saldi He also said a substantial portion of the increase in the alcohol sales tax will be used to fund school construction in areas of the state other than Harford County and that the dual sales moncler outlet trebaseleghe tax rates will require businesses to retrofit cash registers to accommodate the change. moncler saldi

moncler outlet serravalle Pensions/benefits Major work was done on reforming pensions and health coverage for state workers, including advancing the moncler donna age moncler uomo for retirement for new hires and increasing moncler outlet online shop copays and deductibles, Glassman said. moncler outlet serravalle

Immigration Glassman also discussed the passage of instate college tuition for illegal immigrants which is likely to petitioned to referendum.

moncler outlet online shop Wind piumini moncler scontatissimi energy The wind energy farm off Ocean City that failed to pass may come back in future sessions, Glassman said. moncler outlet online shop

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moncler outlet Wine Glassman said he is happy the general assembly passed the direct wine shipment bill that benefits the Maryland wine industry, including Harford County growers and vintners. moncler outlet

piumini moncler outlet Health care Glassman said Maryland is studying setting up a health care exchange as part of the national health care reform that would allow employers to shop for health moncler outlet serravalle coverage. Although it is moncler bambino saldi based on a brokerage model, he said, the moncler bambino outlet exchange could adversely affect small businesses involved in the insurance moncler saldi outlet business. piumini moncler outlet

piumini moncler saldi Also at the Mason Dixon Business Association luncheon was Harford County Councilman Chad Shrodes, who thanked Glassman for his help in passing the noise nuisance and the landfill buffer bills, as well as his support with the wetland program at North Harford High School piumini moncler saldi.

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