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Franchot Says State Should Focus On Making Things Easier For Small Business

December 24th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot says that the state should focus "110 percent" of its energy on making things easier for small businesses, and reiterated his call for the government to operate more efficiently.  Speaking during a recent stop at several downtown Cumberland businesses and a meeting with local business leaders, the state’s chief financial officer said the state has become too reliant on the federal government for its fiscal strength.  Franchot said the state appeared to make it through the sequester and government shutdown without too much damage, but the ongoing battles over federal spending underscore a need to emphasize private sector growth.  As he does each holiday season, Franchot urges Maryland citizens to shop local, calling small businesses the backbone of the community…


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