Politics and the profession

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“It’s very lonely being a CPA in Annapolis,” says Gail Bates, and with good reason: While a large segment of her profession is burning the midnight oil during tax season, she is making policy with the rest of Maryland’s General Assembly.

The Howard County sole practitioner has served in the House of Delegates since 2002, and she has a lot to say about politics, the profession, why businesses need to get to know their legislators, and why she's proud of being a CPA. Read her story here.


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