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My Son Jonathan, November 26th, 2012

By Lt. Governor Anthony Brown I became an adoptive parent 12 years ago when we brought my son, Jonathan, into our family. As we considered expanding our family through adoption, I had an overwhelming sense of the tremendous thing we were doing for this child. But upon bringing Jonathan home, we quickly learned the truth—that  Read the Rest…

Facts about Maryland’s Education Investments, November 14th, 2012

By Rick Abbruzzese, Director of Public Affairs In honor of American Education Week, we wanted to share these charts with facts about Maryland’s continued commitment to public education. We also wanted to thank the Maryland State Education Association and the National Education Association for their help in upholding Maryland’s marriage equality and Dream Act laws. K-12 Education  Read the Rest…

Maryland’s Economic Strength, October 18th, 2012

By Raquel Guillory, Director of Communications Maryland and Virginia have long been among our nation’s economic leaders. Even as we move forward out of this deep recession, both states are creating jobs and expanding opportunity especially in the critical sectors of science, security and innovation. As a result of our close proximity, Maryland and Virginia are often benchmarked with each other. Watch the video below to learn more about the  Read the Rest…

Record Investments and Achievement, October 11th, 2012

The most important investments we make as a people are investments in public education. That’s why, even in the toughest of times, together, we’ve chosen to increase school funding 45% since 2006. To get our children out of temporary learning shacks and into state-of-the-art classrooms, we’ve invested over $2 billion in school construction.  To make college  Read the Rest…

Maryland: A Hotbed for Startups, September 27th, 2012

By Raquel Guillory, Director of Communications We wanted to share this blog from the co-chairs of Startup Maryland where they talk about their experiences on the first-ever “Pitch Across Maryland” tour meeting entrepreneurs and discovering all that the State of Maryland has to offer for small businesses and startups. Contributed jointly by Startup Maryland Board Co-Chairs Julie Lenzer  Read the Rest…

A Story of Skills Training, September 26th, 2012

By Kathleen Weiss, Executive Director of the BioTechnical Institute of Maryland Last week, we had the opportunity to host Governor Martin O’Malley at BTI and showcase how we contribute to Maryland’s innovation economy through innovative, educational programs. As the only non-profit in the State of Maryland that is focused on providing tuition-free training to low-income  Read the Rest…

Maryland chooses to innovate for a brighter future, September 24th, 2012

By Raquel Guillory, Director of Communications In case you missed it, we wanted to share this oped in the Washington Post from our Secretary of the Department of Business and Economic Development on how Maryland continues to invest in innovation to make our children winners in the new economy. Maryland chooses to innovate for a  Read the Rest…

Local Food, Local Jobs, September 18th, 2012

By Secretary Buddy Hance, Maryland Secretary of Agriculture This week kicks off our 5th annual Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Program–an initiative signed into law by Governor Martin O’Malley in 2008–designed to connect our local farmers with local schools, providing our students with healthy, nutritious meals while strengthening our agricultural economy. By bringing more Maryland-grown products to school lunches,  Read the Rest…

WSJ Cherry-Picking: Facts vs. Myth, August 28th, 2012

By Rick Abbruzzese Over the weekend, Stephen Moore, a longtime supporter of the Koch brothers and former President of Republican fundraising group, Club for Growth, penned a borderline fictional op-ed in The Wall Street Journal comparing Governor O’Malley to Virginia’s Governor McDonnell. While accusing Governor O’Malley of “cherry-picking” data, it turns out that Moore cherry-picked his facts. Facts  Read the Rest…

Stream Restoration Challenge, August 16th, 2012

The vital connection between our stream health, our ability to create jobs and our children’s future has never been more important or more threatened than it is right now. That’s why, as part of our goal to restore the health of the Bay by 2025, we’re launching the Governor’s Stream Restoration Challenge. The challenge is a competitive  Read the Rest…