Maryland Small Business Owner Highlight

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Maryland Policy

Browse our latest state-based regulatory comments and legislative testimony in this area below, or click the button to view all records.
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Today, Small Business Majority's Public Policy Director Awesta Sarkash testified before the Maryland House of Delegates Economic Matters Committee in support of HB 574, which would enact critical protections for small business borrowers in Maryland that are falling prey to predatory lending practices.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

On February 15, Small Business Majority's Public Policy Director Awesta Sarkash testified before the Maryland Senate Finance Committee on SB 0496, legislation that would enact critical protections for small business borrowers in Maryland that are falling prey to predatory lending practices.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Today, Awesta Sarkash, Government Affairs Director, testified in front of the Maryland Senate Finance Committee in favor of Senate Bill 825, the Consumer Credit- Commercial Financing Transactions.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The most surprising development in Maryland this month wasn’t a snowstorm but the fact that the General Assembly and Gov. Larry Hoganput politics aside to pass a lawthat will rescue the state’s entrepreneurs and small business employees from skyrocketing health care costs.

Maryland lawmakers just approved a bill that will curb the cost of health insurance premiums for 150,000 residents through a $380 million reinsurance program. That's money that can be used by insurers to pay for some of the costliest claims made by customers who purchased insurance through Maryland’s health insurance marketplace. States like Maryland are looking at these programs because they can help stabilize premiums in the individual marketplace by helping to compensate insurers for their most expensive customers.