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Rockville Set to Inaugurate 63rd Mayor and Council

Rockville Set to Inaugurate 63rd Mayor and Council

 

Governor O'Malley To Lead Trade Mission To India

Governor O'Malley To Lead Trade Mission To India

 

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Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress, Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress,  Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Members of Congress, local athletes, philanthropists and the fashion industry are assembling for DC’s Modus Union Spring 2011 – a unique event supporting prevention and early detection of cancer in women.

Modus Union Spring 2011 features a full runway show by acclaimed fashion designer Marc Bouwer (www.MarcBouwer.com), a 3-D film presentation previewing Bouwer’s Fall 2011 line, and an art installation and silent auction featuring some of the most talented visual artists in DC. The proceeds from this one-of-a-kind gathering will benefit Cancer Schmancer (www.CancerSchmancer.org), an organization founded by actress Fran Drescher to prevent cancer in women through education and early detection.

WHAT:          Modus Union Spring 2011

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 4

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

You may have heard that tempers are flaring over the planned metro station at Dulles. According to news reports, the board at Dulles International Airport stands behind its decision to build an underground station because it would be more 1) convenient for travelers, and 2) attractive than an above ground station.

So, it behooves us to ask about the degree of perceived inconvenience. How would using an above ground metro station compare with:

Representatives Edwards and Bartlett to Highlight Local Impact of Research and Development

Washington, D.C. – Today, February 28, 2011, Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4) and Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (MD-6) will hold a media event to highlight research and development at a Maryland manufacturing company. The event will take place at Wabtec Railway Electronics in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Wabtec is a nationwide leader in value-added, technology based products for rail, transit, and industry.

Representatives Edwards and Bartlett introduced the bipartisan 21st Century Investment Act to amend the Internal Revenue Code to increase permanently the Research and Development (R&D) tax credit from 20 to 25 percent. Additionally, the proposed legislation increases for ten years the domestic manufacturing tax credit from 9 to 15 percent, incentivizing the colocation of research and development with domestic manufacturing.

O'Malley Hosts Jobs Forum as He Shapes 2nd Term

O'Malley Hosts Jobs Forum as He Shapes 2nd Term

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Maryland is fighting for its future amid a changing economy and Gov. Martin O'Malley told business leaders Monday that the state must make choices that spur innovation and create jobs despite tough budgetary constraints.

The governor told the forum for the state's business leaders that he wanted to hear how Maryland can support entrepreneurs and which programs are valuable to businesses and which need to be changed or eliminated. It's the first of five forums on topics including education, sustainability and public safety to help shape the priorities of O'Malley's second term.

"We're all here today I think because we understand that in this changing new economy we are literally in a fight. We are in a competition or a fight for our children's future," O'Malley said. "And in this competition or fight there will be some states that win and there will be some states that lose."