Delegate Lists Assembly’s Legislative Successes
By Barbara Comstock/State Delegate (R-34) Wednesday, March 21, 2012
HB 551, Extending The Telework Tax Credit: This bill will extend the Telework Tax Credit, which I passed last year, through December 31, 2016. The Tax Credit is already being utilized by over 174 employers and we will continue to work with our business community and state and local officials to promote the tax credit to more businesses. The bill passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate. This bill was also supported by NVTC and our technology community as well, as state and local Chambers of Commerce.
Two Vermont State Employees’ Association bargaining units agree with state to new voluntary “teleworking” policy
February 9, 2012
There are two overlapping reports for the State’s teleworking policy (No. 11.9) establishing the “basic principles and conditions regarding an employee’s voluntary request to work remotely from an alternate worksite”. The first report is more in the form of a press release and more specific.
State Encourages Flexibility for Baltimore-Washington Commuters
A recent report found that area commuters spend between 50 and 70 hours a year stuck in rush hour traffic. For more than a decade, state government has allowed its employees to craft more flexible schedules and is urging others to follow suit.
February 20, 2011, By Alexander Pyles, CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE
Zina Brown doesn’t worry about her commute to work each day from suburban White Marsh to the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus.
She takes her time, leaving her home sometime before 9 a.m., then driving an easy 15 or 20 minutes, well after commuters from the morning rush are parked and at work. She stays at work until 7 p.m., again missing rush hour.
“It definitely helps, as far as being able to cut down on the traffic and driving and helping me to save on gas,” said Brown, 47, of her 10-hour-a-day, Monday through Thursday schedule. “I’m grateful to be able to work the flex schedule.”
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