Ehrlich Pledges New Attitude For Small Businesses

According to the Washington Post, “Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) pledged Monday that small businesses would once again come to see state regulators as ‘their partners, not their sheriffs’ if he returns to office next year.”

“Ehrlich promised the “fundamental shift in attitude” as he stood in a Gaithersburg pizzeria that served as a backdrop for the announcement of his first policy proposals since launching his bid two months ago to win his job back from Gov. Martin O’Malley (D). As part of his “Entrepreneur Agenda,” Ehrlich said he would set up task forces to review business regulations and health-care mandates and that he would make several changes to the unemployment insurance system, including a possible repeal of benefits for part-time employees championed by O’Malley.”