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A Story of Skills Training, September 26th, 2012

By Kathleen Weiss, Executive Director of the BioTechnical Institute of Maryland Last week, we had the opportunity to host Governor Martin O’Malley at BTI and showcase how we contribute to Maryland’s innovation economy through innovative, educational programs. As the only non-profit in the State of Maryland that is focused on providing tuition-free training to low-income  Read the Rest…

Local Food, Local Jobs, September 18th, 2012

By Secretary Buddy Hance, Maryland Secretary of Agriculture This week kicks off our 5th annual Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Program–an initiative signed into law by Governor Martin O’Malley in 2008–designed to connect our local farmers with local schools, providing our students with healthy, nutritious meals while strengthening our agricultural economy. By bringing more Maryland-grown products to school lunches,  Read the Rest…

Connecting Every Marylander to Technology, July 26th, 2012

By Secretary Catherine Raggio, Department of Disabilities This year as we celebrate the 22nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we are focusing on technology and the impact it has had on the lives of individuals with disabilities.  When the ADA was passed in 1990, for many people, it was the beginning of access,  Read the Rest…

Governor Martin O’Malley Announces Progress on Childhood Hunger Goal, July 12th, 2012

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that Maryland is two-thirds of the way (66 percent) toward the Administration’s goal to end childhood hunger in Maryland by 2015.  The Governor also released a video to demonstrate Maryland’s continued progress and commitment to this goal. “One hungry child is one too many, “said Governor O’Malley.  Read the Rest…

What the Supreme Court Ruling On Healthcare means for Families in Maryland, June 28th, 2012

The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act ensures hard-working, middle class families will get the security they deserve and protects every American from the worst insurance company abuses.  Here’s what today’s ruling means for the middle class: Insurance companies no longer have unchecked power to cancel your policy, deny you coverage, or  Read the Rest…

Our Letter to Congress, May 30th, 2012

By Katie O’Malley As the school year comes to a close, many of our students will be thinking about their upcoming summer jobs, trips and vacations. But for others, they’ll be thinking about how summer means a brief sanctuary from the harassment and bullying they experience at school every day- and yet some will continue  Read the Rest…

What the WSJ doesn’t want you to read, May 24th, 2012

By Rick Abbruzzese, Director of Public Affairs We wanted to share this Letter to the Editor from Governor O’Malley. Dear Editor: We are all entitled to our own opinions; we are not entitled to our own facts. The Editorial Page of the Wall Street Journal falsely claimed Maryland’s tax policies have driven countless millionaires out  Read the Rest…

Key Stats on Balanced Revenues, May 22nd, 2012

By Raquel Guillory, Director of Communications After a productive Special Session, this morning, Governor O’Malley and the Presiding Officers signed a fiscally responsible budget into law that will support job creation and move us forward with a balanced approach. The budget is balanced with spending cuts, position reductions, modern investments and balanced revenues. In analyzing  Read the Rest…

Too Much at Stake Not to Move Forward, May 9th, 2012

By Rick Abbruzzese, Director of Public Affairs Please take a moment to watch this video from Governor O’Malley to learn more about the need to protect our shared priorities.

Health reform has been critical for Maryland, May 4th, 2012

By Raquel Guillory, Director of Communications In case you missed it, we wanted to share Governor O’Malley’s oped in the Baltimore Sun today on how health care reform has helped Marylanders and why we can’t afford to lose the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. Key Points: “Maryland’s progress under the ACA exemplifies how much  Read the Rest…