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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…

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…