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Maryland Secures Nearly $10 Million USDOL Workforce Training Grant, October 17th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The U.S. Department of Labor announced that Maryland was awarded $9,995,047 as part of the $170 million Ready to Work Partnership initiative to support and scale innovative collaborations between employers, nonprofit organizations and federal job training programs to help connect ready-to-work Americans with ready-to-be-filled jobs. Maryland was recognized for its innovative approach to  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Updates Public on Ebola Preparations, October 17th, 2014

BALTIMORE, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley led a team of hospital and other health officials to update the public on the Maryland’s efforts to protect its communities against infectious diseases, including the Ebola virus. To date, there have been no cases of Ebola diagnosed in Maryland. “We are not taking this situation lightly,” said Governor O’Malley. “We  Read the Rest…

‘Governing for Results’ Series Focuses on Combating Domestic Violence in Maryland, October 16th, 2014

ARNOLD, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today visited the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County to announce the state has awarded $2.3 million in grants to organizations across Maryland under the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The grants from the STOP (Services*Training*Officers*Prosecutors) VAWA Formula Grant Program will fund 73 projects by 57 organizations in every region of  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley, Lt. Governor Brown Announce $600,000 Growth Investment in Rockville-Based Technology Firm, October 15th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Venture Fund (MVF), the equity investment arm of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), has invested $600,000 in Rockville-based Motionsoft, a leading provider of management software to gyms and fitness clubs. The investment comes as part of a $10 million Series B investment round led by Route 66 Ventures and included Edison  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Continues ‘Governing For Results’ Tour at Stream Restoration Site with Howard County Students, October 14th, 2014

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Today, as part of his commitment to restoring the Chesapeake Bay, Governor Martin O’Malley visited an active stream restoration project along the Upper Little Patuxent in Ellicott City to continue the ‘Governing for Results’ tour by focusing on Maryland’s commitment to restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay. The tour is a series of  Read the Rest…

‘Governing for Results’ Series Recognizes Nearly 500 Maryland Schools Meeting School Breakfast Participation Goal, October 9th, 2014

BALTIMORE, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today visited Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore to share breakfast with students and emphasize gains Maryland schools have made in providing school breakfast to students.  The visit is the latest event in the ‘Governing For Results’ series, a statewide initiative to promote the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s 16 strategic goals, with today’s event highlighting  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Declares Thursday, October 2, 2014 ‘O’s Orange Day’ in Maryland, October 1st, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – In honor of the Baltimore Orioles advancing to the American League Divisional Playoffs, Governor O’Malley is proclaiming Thursday, October 2, 2014, ‘O’s Orange Day’ in Maryland. O’Malley is encouraging Maryland state government employees to wear orange to work in support of the Orioles post-season run. Proclamation text is as follows: Governor’s Proclamation Declaring Thursday, October 2,  Read the Rest…

Maryland Awarded Five-Year $650 Million Federal Demonstration Project to Improve Child Safety, Prevent Abuse and Reduce Need for Foster Care, September 30th, 2014

BALTIMORE, MD — Governor Martin O’Malley and Lieutenant Governor Brown today announced Maryland is the first state this year authorized by the federal government to conduct a 5-year, $650 million demonstration project that allows Maryland more flexibility in using federal foster care funds to achieve improved safety, permanency and well-being of vulnerable children. The project includes  Read the Rest…

Maryland Community College Consortium Secures Nearly $15 Million Department of Labor Workforce Training Grant, September 29th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – U.S. Department of Labor officials announced that Maryland was among the awardees of the latest round of grants as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training initiative (TAACCCT). Thanks to bipartisan support from Maryland’s Congressional delegation and the State’s unique position at the forefront of cyber security development and innovation,  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley, Lt. Governor Brown Announce Infant Mortality Rates in Maryland Show Downward Trends Over Last Decade; Small Increase in 2013, September 26th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced today that the average infant mortality rate has been driven down by 15 percent in Maryland in the past decade, with a 20 percent decline in the average rate among white infants and a 14 percent decline among black infants.  Read the Rest…