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The trap that causes states to give millions to corporations

October 21, 2016View for printing

In 1999, then-Maryland Governor Parris Glendening was under pressure from J.W. "Bill" Marriott Jr. for millions of dollars to keep the hotel giant Marriott International in the state.

Wrestling with how to respond, Glendening stepped into the Annapolis office of fellow Democrat Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., who offered some advice.

"He said, 'Listen, you don't want to be the governor who lost Marriott to Virginia,' " Glendening recalled recently.

By Jonathan O'Connell

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