Maritn O'Malley http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Religious Leaders and Politicians Rally in Baltimore for Minimum Wage Hike http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/religious-leaders-and-politicians-rally-baltimore-minimum-wage-hike <p>A coalition of religious leaders joined the governor and other top elected officials in Baltimore to call for an increase in the minimum wage.</p><p>Governor Martin O’Malley has made raising the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2016 a top priority for this legislative session.</p><p>Critics have argued that increasing the minimum wage from the current $7.25 an hour would hurt businesses and lead to job cuts.</p><p>Mathew Hanson with the Raise Maryland Campaign counters that the effort to raise the minimum wage has many backers in the business community.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:12:43 +0000 Don Rush 48738 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Religious Leaders and Politicians Rally in Baltimore for Minimum Wage Hike Governor Martin O'Malley To Release Budget http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/governor-martin-omalley-release-budget <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to release the state budget for the next fiscal year.</p><p>O'Malley has scheduled a news conference on Wednesday to talk about how the budget closes a budget shortfall.</p><p>The governor's office says the budget plan does not include new taxes or fee increases.</p><p>Maryland's general fund budget is about $16 billion for fiscal year 2015.</p><p>Maryland lawmakers will spend much of the legislative session working on the governor's budget proposal.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:15:24 +0000 Don Rush 47713 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Governor Martin O'Malley To Release Budget Maryland and Texas Governors Cross Swords on CNN http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/maryland-and-texas-governors-cross-swords-cnn <p>There was a face off on CNN’s Crossfire between Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and Governor Rick Perry.</p><p>The Texas Republican has been running ads criticizing Maryland’s business environment and inviting businesses to move to the Lone Star state.</p><p>Perry charged that Maryland lost 47-thosuand jobs in July while Texas created over 18-thousand.</p><p>But O’Malley fired back noting that the state tops the nation for median income while Texas comes in at 25<sup>th</sup>.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:06:12 +0000 Don Rush 41442 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Maryland and Texas Governors Cross Swords on CNN Gambling Expansion Bill Goes to MD Governor http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/gambling-expansion-bill-goes-md-governor <p style="line-height: 18pt; background: white"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 11.5pt"><font face="Times New Roman">ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) &mdash; The Maryland General Assembly has passed a measure to allow a new casino in Prince George&#39;s County as well as table games such as poker and roulette at gambling complexes.<o:p></o:p></font></span></p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:38:48 +0000 Don Rush 18996 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Gambling Expansion Bill Goes to MD Governor