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Governor O’Malley Issues Statement on the Maryland Senate Finance Committee’s Favorable Vote to Raise the Minimum Wage, April 2nd, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor O’Malley issued the following statement in connection with the Senate Finance Committee’s favorable vote to raise the minimum wage: “We’ve worked hard to forge consensus and bring people together in order to achieve progress for middle class families by giving Maryland a raise.”

Governor O’Malley, Lt. Governor Brown Issue Joint Statement on Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Board Vote, April 1st, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown issued the following joint statement on the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Board’s recommendation to upgrade the exchange’s IT system: “Thanks to the incredible hard work and commitment of hundreds of consumer assistance workers, brokers, carriers, Exchange staff, and many other stakeholders — Maryland exceeded our goal and  Read the Rest…

General Assembly Passes Bill to Permanently Preserve 22,000 Acres of Maryland Wild Areas, April 1st, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland General Assembly today passed legislation (SB 336/HB 296) to expand Maryland’s Wildlands system by 50 percent, permanently protecting the wilderness character of 22,000 acres of sensitive State-owned lands. Governor Martin O’Malley formally proposed the legislation at the beginning of the General Assembly session in January. “Maryland’s Wildlands are the last remaining  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Applauds Senate Action on Pre-Trial Reform in Maryland, March 31st, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor O’Malley today released the following statement after a 3rd-reader majority vote in the state Senate on SB 973, which establishes a path to long-term pre-trial reform in Maryland: “I commend President Miller, Chairman Frosh, and the overwhelming majority of the Maryland Senate for advancing Senate Bill 973, a bill that would bring the State  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Announces the Appointment of Catherine Shultz as Acting Secretary of Higher Ed, March 31st, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor O’Malley today announced that he will appoint Catherine McCullough Shultz as acting secretary of the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Shultz will take over the agency from Dr. Danette Howard, who has served since 2011. “Sec. Howard has been an invaluable leader for the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Under her leadership, Maryland has  Read the Rest…

BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Welcomes Alaska Airlines, March 28th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport today welcomed the announcement that Alaska Airlines will start nonstop service between BWI Marshall and Seattle on September 2, 2014. Alaska Airlines is a new carrier for BWI Marshall. “The addition of Alaska Airlines further demonstrates the strength of BWI Marshall Airport and the State of Maryland,”  Read the Rest…

Governor Martin O’Malley Issues Statement on the Final Passage of the Fairness for All Marylanders Act, March 27th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley issued the following statement in response to today’s House of Delegates vote on Senate Bill 212 – The Fairness for All Marylanders Act of 2014: “I’d like to congratulate and thank Senator Rich Madaleno, Delegate Luke Clippinger, Equality Maryland and the Human Rights Campaign on yet another victory for  Read the Rest…

Governor Martin O’Malley Hosts Leadership Forum for Women and Girls, March 25th, 2014

Annapolis, Md. – In celebration of Women’s History Month, Governor Martin O’Malley today hosted thirty middle school-aged girls from across the state in Annapolis to participate in the Governors Leadership Forum for Women and Girls. The event presented an opportunity for accomplished Maryland women from numerous fields to inspire the next generation to lead both in  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Urges Full Funding of the National Housing Trust Fund, March 24th, 2014

Annapolis, Md. – Governor Martin O’Malley today became the first governor in the nation to express support for the National Housing Trust Fund and to request that the Trust receive full funding. The Governor is joining Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake; Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin; and thirty-one additional U.S. Senators who have asked  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Issues Statement on Commissioner Speakes-Backman Election, March 19th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor O’Malley today issued the following statement in response to the announcement that Maryland Public Service Commissioner Kelly Speakes-Backman will serve as the Chairman of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc.’s Board of Directors: “I congratulate Commissioner Speakes-Backman on her election as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Regional Greenhouse  Read the Rest…