Release: Mizeur Champions Small Business in Annapolis

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mizeur Champions Small Business in Annapolis

SILVER SPRING, Maryland—Today, Delegate Heather Mizeur (D-Montgomery), Democratic candidate for governor, advocated in Annapolis for a key component of her progressive jobs plan.

Mizeur started off the day by hosting eight small business owners and advocates for a roundtable discussion on how the state can better support small businesses. Mizeur highlighted her legislation and campaign proposal to enact combined reporting and use the revenue for small business tax relief.

“We need an increased voice for small businesses in Annapolis,” Mizeur told the roundtable participants. “There are giveaways for the big corporations all the time, but it feels like no one is really looking out for the small businesses owners.”

“This legislation is a great step towards creating a truly level playing field in Maryland’s economy,” said Barbara Johnson, the founder and executive director of Art Works Now in Prince George’s County.

Mizeur was then joined by several small business owners to testify on behalf of her corporate tax fairness legislation, the Main Street Employer Tax Rebate bill (HB1158), in front of the House Ways and Means Committee.

“I strongly believe the passage of this bill will strengthen Maryland’s business community,” said Tebabu Assefa, owner of Blessed Coffee in Montgomery County. “It will give small, Maryland-owned businesses the financial break that so many desperately need.”

To read Heather’s 10-point jobs plan, including her plan for small business tax relief, visit