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Maryland Launches Online Business Tool

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The State of Maryland has recently launched a website for purposes of generating economic growth in the State.  The site is designed to provide information about available financial incentives and increase governmental transparency of the state’s business development offices.  The “Finance Tracker” site allows users to view current recipients of Maryland business loans which includes name of business, loan amount, type of loan, number of promised jobs, location of business, and more.

 The Finance Tracker is just one of the available links on the State’s “Choose Maryland”  site.  The site is designed to help business owners … Read More

Services for Crime Victims

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With the Trayvon Martin case, including the recent second degree murder charges against George Zimmerman making national news, violent crime is at the forefront of the nation’s consciousness. The Martin/Zimmerman case has raised questions about who the true victim really was. Although we may not know the answer to that question until the case has been resolved, unfortunately there are thousands of crimes committed every day, leaving victims to deal with the  aftermath. Often there is so much focus on the perpetrators of crime that the victim gets somewhat left behind by court systems. However, more and more courts are … Read More

Mortgage Foreclosure: What happens and is there help?

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Are you facing a home mortgage foreclosure and wonder if there is help for you? Are you a tenant of a mortgage foreclosure and wonder if you have any rights? Or do you want to purchase a home that’s been foreclosed but don’t know where to look? These are all good questions that can be answered by accessing various state and governmental agency websites. There are many educational and helpful websites available if you know where to look. Below are a few agency links to get you started. Even if you live in another state, many of the links provide … Read More

Licensed Contractors – Find One or Become One

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Are you looking for a registered general contractor?  Do you want to verify that a contractor is licensed with the State?  Do you want to get your own contractors’ license?  Or, do you have your contractors’ license but need to renew it?

There are a number of States that offer a variety of contractor related services such as online license searches, online license applications and online renewals.  Some States even offer online searches of contractor disciplinary actions. 

On Alabama’s General Contractors’ “License Roster Search,” you can access detailed information about each licensed contractor using the license number … Read More

Election Season is Here

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With the 2010 General Election less than a month away, you may be interested in obtaining voter and election information, such as voter registration deadlines and polling times. Since each state sets its own election laws, polling times and voter registration requirements vary from state to state. In some states you must register by a certain number of days before the election; while others allow same day voter registration. North Dakota is the only state that does not have voter registration, however, you are required to bring identification to the polling place and you must be a resident in the … Read More

Commercial Courts

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With high profile business violations such as those found with Enron and the rise of technology and internet companies including million to billion dollar mergers or lawsuits it seems that legal issues involving business are a regular part of the news.  Also, if you are a business owner, you know that legal issues may eventually become a part of your world.

Often court proceedings involving business transactions or business relationships can become very complex and time consuming.  As such, many states, including New York Oregon have created special divisions that are specifically responsible for business cases.  These divisions are usually … Read More

Tax Courts

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I haven’t met a single person who doesn’t turn the nose up at the thought of paying taxes. As we write out our checks to the taxman, it’s easy to feel a little frustrated. Taxes are just one of those necessary evils that we collectively love to hate. However, there are instances, when there is a need to fight against amount charged for taxes, or the penalties incurred for non-payment. For these types of situations, the United State federal government and many individual states provide Tax Courts.

State Tax Courts deal strictly with state and local tax issues, while the … Read More