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Governor O’Malley Announces All Counties and Baltimore City have applied for State Funds to Repair Roads Damaged by Winter Weather, April 23rd, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Working to help local governments fix potholes and repair roadways damaged by this year’s brutal winter weather, Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that all 23 Maryland counties and Baltimore City have applied for $10 million in State funds by today’s deadline.  The funding, approved by Governor O’Malley and members of the General Assembly  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Announces Luminal Moves to Maryland, Receives $600,000 from InvestMaryland, April 21st, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley announced today that Luminal, a cybersecurity startup that simplifies and secures cloud computing systems, has moved to Frederick from West Virginia and has been awarded a $600,000 investment from the State’s InvestMaryland program. Administered by the State’s Maryland Venture Fund (MVF), InvestMaryland is a public-private partnership of the State and venture capital  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Announces Maryland’s March Jobs Numbers, April 18th, 2014

Annapolis, Md. (April 18, 2014) – Governor O’Malley today announced that Maryland saw an increase in jobs numbers in March. According to the federal Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Maryland added 2,300 total jobs last month and Maryland’s private sector gained 1,800 jobs. When compared to last March, Maryland added 14,000 jobs  Read the Rest…

MARC Weekend Ridership Blossoms, April 15th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley and Lt. Governor Anthony Brown today announced that it was another record-breaking weekend for the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration’s (MTA) popular MARC Penn Line service as thousands of tourists took to the rails to enjoy several Washington, D.C. attractions, including the final weekend of the National Cherry Blossom  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Signs Domestic Violence and Public Safety Bills to Protect Families and Preserve Strong Communities in Maryland, April 14th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Building on tremendous progress driving down violent crime to 30-year lows, Governor O’Malley today signed legislation to strengthen and improve public safety in Maryland. Three of Governor O’Malley’s 16 strategic goals involve enhancing the security of Maryland’s people. Among the bills Governor O’Malley signed today were three measures to combat domestic violence. These efforts are  Read the Rest…

Governor Announces Retirement of Disabilities Secretary, April 9th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that Catherine A. Raggio, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD) will retire at the end of this month.   Appointed by Governor O’Malley in February 2007, Raggio came to the State of Maryland with more than 30 years of experience in the disability community.  Prior to her  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Signs Legislation to Expand High-Quality Pre-K in Maryland, April 8th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today joined fellow presiding officers, Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Mike Miller, to sign the first of the Administration’s 2014 legislative priorities, the Pre-Kindergarten Expansion Act of 2014. The governor also signed several departmental bills passed by the General Assembly this year. “Education is a ladder to middle class success. Over  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Issues Statement on Passage of Marijuana Decriminalization Legislation, April 7th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor O’Malley today released the following statement in response to the final passage of Possession of Marijuana – Civil Offense (SB 364), which will decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana: “With more effective policing and more widely available drug treatment, together in Maryland, we have driven violent crime down to its lowest levels in  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Praises Final Passage of Minimum Wage Increase, April 7th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Governor O’Malley today released the following statement lauding the final passage of SB 331, legislation that increases the Maryland’s minimum wage to $10.10 and gives hundred of thousands of Marylanders a raise: “My central focus as Governor of Maryland has been to to strengthen and grow the ranks of our ever more  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Appoints Linda Chinnia to the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, April 4th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD –  Governor Martin O’Malley, in conjunction with Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, announced the appointment of Linda M. Chinnia to the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, effective immediately. “I am proud to join Mayor Rawlings-Blake in announcing the appointment of Ms. Linda M. Chinnia to the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners,” said Governor  Read the Rest…