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2014 Betty Tyler Award Ceremony – Planned Parenthood Maryland, 9th Annual Spring Gala, April 30th, 2014

Baltimore, Maryland [Transcript, as delivered] Good evening! (Applause) I want to thank all of you for coming out tonight. We’ll be doing whitewater rafting. (Laughter) I want to thank Jenny Black for her leadership, and all of you for the hard and tireless work from your organization day in and day out for the health  Read the Rest…

Light It Up Blue for Autism, April 29th, 2014

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and to show our support, we’re participating in Autism Speaks’ ‘Light It Up Blue’ campaign — illuminating Government House bright blue every night in Annapolis to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While many families celebrate the natural milestones of a child’s development with ease, from first steps  Read the Rest…

Moving Education Forward, April 8th, 2014

Education is a ladder to middle class success. So over the course of the O’Malley-Brown Administration, we’ve focused on creating opportunity by investing in our schools. We’ve made record investments in Maryland’s top ranked public schools, and since 2007-08 we’ve done more than any other state in the nation to hold down the cost of college. Today,  Read the Rest…

Working Together to End Childhood Hunger, March 7th, 2014

Across the country today, schools and school nutrition personnel are celebrating National School Breakfast Week, an opportunity to shine a light on the importance of school breakfast and its role in preparing our students to learn each morning.  In Maryland, while we have made record investments in our public schools and worked to ensure that  Read the Rest…

Maryland Food Bank Hunger Action Symposium, September 27th, 2013

Windsor Mill, MD Good afternoon. It’s really great to be with such a good group of people. Over the last few years I’ve been getting to know some of you who do, tirelessly, this important work of hunger relief, like Deborah and everybody at the Maryland Food Bank. I have been so struck and so  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Announces $5.5 Million in Early College, Digital Learning Grantees, September 18th, 2013

Investments to support cutting-edge education programs ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the first recipients of $5.5 million in total grants from two funds—the Digital Learning Innovation Fund and the Early College Innovation Fund—designed to promote programs that prepare students for jobs in the 21st Century economy. “In Maryland, we must ensure that our educators  Read the Rest…

Governor Martin O’Malley Announces Maryland Infant Mortality Rate Driven Down to New Record Low in 2012, August 29th, 2013

BALTIMORE, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that Maryland’s infant mortality rate hit a new record low in 2012, driven largely by a reduction in the African American infant mortality rate. Governor O’Malley made the announcement joined by Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, representatives from the Baltimore City Health Department and other officials during a visit  Read the Rest…

Lindsey Rekstis Speech at Dover Bridge on Behalf of SO4S, August 19th, 2013

Lindsey Reksitis was the President of the Queen Anne’s High School Class of 2012 and a friend of Conner Rice who was a freshman when he was killed in a fatal crash in September 2011. Lindsey was instrumental in organizing “Support Overpass 4 Students” (SO4S) and has spoken to support the new interchange. Her remarks  Read the Rest…

President Obama and Governor O’Malley: Strengthening the Middle Class, July 25th, 2013

Yesterday, President Obama laid out his vision for rebuilding an economy that puts the middle class and those fighting to join it front and center. Here in Maryland, we remain committed to strengthening our middle class by making investments that create jobs, educate our children, protect our homes, strengthen our safety net, care for our  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley and Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announce $2.8 Million in Joint Investments to Support Summer Jobs for Youth in Baltimore, July 10th, 2013

Investments support wages for nearly 2,300 YouthWorks summer jobs BALTIMORE, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley today, joined by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, visited the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) to announce a combined $2.8 million in investments to create over 2,300 summer jobs for local youth through Baltimore City’s YouthWorks program while visiting with 20  Read the Rest…