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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…

Governor O’Malley Issues Statement on Final Passage of Pre-Kindergarten Bill, April 4th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – One of the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s key strategic goals is driving up the number of children entering kindergarten fully ready to learn. Governor O’Malley today issued the following statement after the Maryland House of Delegates voted in favor of the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s pre-kindergarten expansion bill, which would establish a competitive Pre-Kindergarten Expansion Grant Program and Fund, through  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Issues Statement on House Passage of Domestic Violence Bill, April 3rd, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor O’Malley today issued the following statement after the Maryland House of Delegates unanimously voted in favor of SB 337, part of the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s bill legislative package. The bill enhances the penalty for committing a crime of violence in the presence of a minor at least two years of age (note: the  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Highlights Progress towards Achieving Goal of Boosting STEM Graduates in Maryland, April 3rd, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley announced today that Maryland college students are graduating from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) degree programs at record rates. From 2006 to 2013,  the number of STEM graduates from Maryland colleges and universities increased by 37.1% from 9,544 in 2006 to 13,082 in 2013. In September 2008, Governor  Read the Rest…