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Governor O’Malley Announces BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and Port of Baltimore Win National Security Awards, August 12th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall) and the Port of Baltimore, both leading economic engines in the State of Maryland, were selected as winners by Government Security News in the magazine’s 2014 Airport / Seaport / Border Security Awards Program.  Government Security News was founded in 2003 and serves an industry  Read the Rest…

Maryland Marks 7th Consecutive Year of Record Crime Reductions, August 11th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – State officials today announced that 2013 year-end crime data compiled by the Maryland State Police, and submitted to the FBI for use in the national uniform crime report (UCR), shows that violent crime and property crime in Maryland has been driven down to the lowest rates since 1975.  Total crime has been driven  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Announces Disaster Relief Grants for Victims of Western Maryland Flooding, August 8th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley unveiled a disaster relief package to aid residents of Allegany and Washington Counties impacted by the extreme flooding that occurred June 12, 2014. The announcement follows the Governor’s remarks Wednesday that the state will meet the needs of residents who were temporarily displaced or incurred serious disaster-related expenses not covered by  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Announces Retirement Security Task Force Begins Work to Strengthen Middle Class through Better Retirement Opportunities, August 8th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor O’Malley today announced that the Governor’s Task Force to Ensure Retirement Security for All Marylanders has officially begun its efforts to improve options for secure retirement savings for private sector employees in Maryland. The Task Force, established by Executive Order and chaired by former Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, hosted its first  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Issues Response to PSC Ruling on Uber, New Transportation Services, August 6th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor O’Malley issued the following statement on today’s ruling by the Public Service Commission on expanding transportation service access for Marylanders:   “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has ranked Maryland as the #1 state in the nation for innovation and entrepreneurship for three years in a row. As new innovations change the  Read the Rest…

‘Governing for Results’ Tour Highlights the State’s Hospital Prevention Goal, August 6th, 2014

CUMBERLAND, MD – Today, Governor Martin O’Malley joined state and local officials at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center (WMRMC) to see firsthand how innovative statewide programs have cut hospital admissions to new lows. Addressing preventable hospitalizations is one of Governor O’Malley’s core goals for improving the health of Maryland citizens by changing the way healthcare is provided.  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Issues Statement on the Passing of George W. Collins, August 5th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor O’Malley issued the following statement on the death of George W. Collins, former WMAR-TV broadcaster and editor-in-chief of the Afro-American newspaper: “George Collins embodied the best of journalism, offering insights and investigative reporting that changed the arc of history. George Collins exposed corruption, racism and bigotry wherever he found it, reporting each  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Announces Membership of the Task Force to Ensure Retirement Security for All Marylanders, August 5th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Continuing his efforts to strengthen and grow Maryland’s middle class, Governor O’Malley today announced the names of appointees to the Governor’s Task Force to Ensure Retirement Security for All Marylanders. Established by executive order in May, and chaired by former Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the Task Force brings together representatives from key sectors  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Announces Koolspan, Brainscope Tapped for Follow-on Investments from InvestMaryland, August 5th, 2014

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Venture Fund (MVF), the equity investment arm of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), has made follow-on investments totaling $700,000 in two of its portfolio companies. KoolSpan, developer of a suite of patented, hardware-based mobile security encryption solutions, received $400,000. BrainScope, which is pioneering sophisticated neurotechnology to quickly  Read the Rest…

Maryland Holds Mock Medical Emergency Exercise, August 4th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor O’Malley convened several state agencies including the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security, to participate in a Cabinet-level exercise to test the state’s ability to respond to a medical emergency. There have been no cases of Ebola in Maryland, and the  Read the Rest…