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Topic - Mark Robyn
The spirited competition between Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to bring jobs and businesses to their respective states has moved offshore.
When Mayor Vincent C. Gray's budget team sifted through revenue-generating ideas for the coming fiscal year, they placed them in "yes" or "no" piles and let the executive choose among concepts "on the bubble," his budget director said.
Virginia retailers can sell clothes to customers tax-free this weekend, a move expected to boost the local economy temporarily.
"There's a pretty big difference there," said Mark Robyn, an economist for the District-based Tax Foundation, which in 2010 ranked Virginia's business climate 12th nationally and Maryland's 44th. "Virginia is generally a lower-tax state and by our measure they have a tax system that is structured better than Maryland's."