Martin O'Malley http://delmarvapublicradio.net en O'Malley Meets with Faith Leaders on Immigrant Children http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/omalley-meets-faith-leaders-immigrant-children <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley is meeting with Maryland faith leaders to discuss how to help unaccompanied immigrant children who have been coming across the border from Central America.</p><p>O'Malley held a meeting on Monday in Annapolis with dozens of representatives from religious groups.</p><p>Nina Smith, an O'Malley spokeswoman, says they are discussing possible partnerships the state could form with them to help the children.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:56:02 +0000 Don Rush 58167 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net O'Malley Meets with Faith Leaders on Immigrant Children O'Malley/White House Immigration Spat, Carper Immigration Plan Criticized http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/omalleywhite-house-immigration-spat-carper-immigration-plan-criticized <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration is working to find temporary shelter in Maryland to help immigrant children who have been crossing the border from Central America without due process.</p><p>The Maryland Department of Human Services issued a statement of need on Monday to locate licensed providers who could care for unaccompanied children. It will be published on July 25 in the Maryland Register. That's an official state government publication that is issued every two weeks to temporarily supplement the state's code of regulations.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:25:57 +0000 Don Rush 57926 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net O'Malley/White House Immigration Spat, Carper Immigration Plan Criticized Gov. Martin O'Malley Raises Big Money for his PAC http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/gov-martin-omalley-raises-big-money-his-pac <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is considering running for president in 2016, has reported raising about $796,000 in the second quarter of this year for his political action committee.</p><p>O'Malley, a Democrat, released his latest fundraising report from April through June on Tuesday.&nbsp; The second quarter amount is significantly higher than the $104,200 he reported raising in the first three months of the year, when he did not solicit money during Maryland's 90-day legislative session, which ended April 7.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:26:41 +0000 Don Rush 57845 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Gov. Martin O'Malley Raises Big Money for his PAC Maryland Panel Begins to Review Bail Reform http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/maryland-panel-begins-review-bail-reform <p></p><p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A panel devoted to overseeing a program providing all criminal defendants in Maryland with an attorney during initial appearances met on Tuesday to discuss a game plan for developing reforms.</p><p>The 23-member Commission to Reform Maryland's Pretrial System met Tuesday afternoon to establish subcommittees to study specific areas of pretrial systems.</p><p>Those subcommittees will study efficiency and cost, how to preserve fundamental rights of defendants and maintain public safety.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:55:06 +0000 Don Rush 57842 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Maryland Panel Begins to Review Bail Reform Somerset Wind Project Encounters Local Delay http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/somerset-wind-project-encounters-local-delay <p>There’s another hurdle for the Great Bay Wind Energy project in Somerset County.</p><p>The wind turbine effort still has to get approval from the County Commissioners before it gets underway.</p><p>In the last legislative session Governor Martin O’Malley vetoed a measure that would have delayed the project for over a year.</p><p>After meeting with the county commissioner last Tuesday Commissioner Charles Fisher told WBOC that the board needed more time to come up with an ordinance.</p><p>He said the concern was over the possibility of higher turbines which would be at least 500-feet.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:15:10 +0000 Don Rush 57491 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Somerset Wind Project Encounters Local Delay Auction for Commercial Wind Development Off Maryland Coast http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/auction-commercial-wind-development-maryland-coast <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly 80,000 acres off Maryland's coast will be offered for commercial wind energy development.</p><p>Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced the auction Wednesday.</p><p>Officials say 16 companies have qualified to participate in the August 19 auction of the Maryland Wind Energy Area, or WEA.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:24:53 +0000 Don Rush 57119 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Auction for Commercial Wind Development Off Maryland Coast Former PG County Executive Wayne Curry Dies http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/former-pg-county-executive-wayne-curry-dies <p>UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - Former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry has died.</p><p>Curry died at his Upper Marlboro home. He was 63 and had lung cancer.</p><p>Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley said in a statement Wednesday that Curry oversaw a "transformative" period for the county, with "explosive population and economic growth." He says Curry was "fearless" in advancing causes that helped Maryland's African-American community.</p><p>Curry, a Democrat, was elected in 1994 as the county's first African-American executive and served for eight years.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:40:25 +0000 Don Rush 57113 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Former PG County Executive Wayne Curry Dies MD Board of Public Works Cuts Spending http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-board-public-works-cuts-spending <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Board of Public Works has voted to cut about $77 million from the state budget to address underperforming state revenues.</p><p>The board voted 3-0 on Wednesday for the cuts.</p><p>The board, which includes Gov. Martin O'Malley, Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy Kopp, also approved about $7 million in fund transfers to make up for less-than-expected revenue.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:25:15 +0000 Don Rush 57112 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net MD Board of Public Works Cuts Spending O'Malley Proposes $80 Million in Budget Cuts http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/omalley-proposes-80-million-budget-cuts <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to submit nearly $80 million in state budget cuts to the Board of Public Works.</p><p>The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/TC8YnK ) reports that O'Malley will ask the board to approve the cuts on Wednesday.</p><p>The reductions add up to about 0.5 percent of the planned $16.1 billion in general-fund spending in the current fiscal year, which began Tuesday. The newspaper reports that the cuts are an acknowledgement that tax revenues are not likely to be as strong as projected.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:51:27 +0000 Don Rush 57043 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net O'Malley Proposes $80 Million in Budget Cuts Bail Hearings Require Defense Attorney in Maryland http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/bail-hearings-require-defense-attorney-maryland <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A requirement for an attorney to be present at initial bail review hearings before a district court commissioner is taking effect.</p><p>The requirement ordered by the state's highest court begins Tuesday.</p><p>The Court of Appeals ruled 4-3 last year that having an attorney at an initial bail hearing is a constitutional right. Lawmakers were unable to reach an agreement on how to overhaul the state's bail system in the last legislative session to address the ruling. Instead, lawmakers put $10 million in the budget to pay for attorneys.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:43:43 +0000 Don Rush 56980 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Bail Hearings Require Defense Attorney in Maryland Maryland Mulls High Court Decision on Home-Care Workers http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/maryland-mulls-high-court-decision-home-care-workers <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's governor says the state will review its collective bargaining arrangement for home-care workers after a Supreme Court ruling on those workers and union costs.</p><p>The court ruled 5-4 on Monday that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover a union's costs of collective bargaining.</p><p>Maryland is one of at least nine other states that have allowed home care workers to join unions.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:32:53 +0000 Don Rush 56978 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Maryland Mulls High Court Decision on Home-Care Workers MD's Largest Education Union Signs Deal on Teacher Evaluations http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/mds-largest-education-union-signs-deal-teacher-evaluations <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- Maryland education officials and a diverse group of organizations representing educators announced a unique partnership Friday to develop an important part of teacher evaluations.<br /><br />The agreement focuses on making teachers and principals more effective and comes as states struggle to develop new teacher evaluation systems and work to implement student achievement into the reviews.<br /> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:53:27 +0000 Don Rush 56803 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net MD's Largest Education Union Signs Deal on Teacher Evaluations Region's Governors Meet on Cleaning Up the Bay http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/regions-governors-meet-cleaning-bay <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley is hosting the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council.</p><p>The council is meeting Monday in Annapolis. The council is scheduled to sign an agreement to update a 14-year-old plan to guide restoration and conservation in the bay's six-state watershed.</p><p>Among the issues the plan covers is how the states and the federal government will address the impact of climate change on the nation's largest estuary.</p><p>A meeting is scheduled in the statehouse. That will be followed by a news conference at the Annapolis City Dock.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:07:20 +0000 Don Rush 56099 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Region's Governors Meet on Cleaning Up the Bay Assessing Damage from Western Maryland Flood http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/assessing-damage-western-maryland-flood <p>CLEAR SPRING, Md. (AP) - Officials have been assessing the damage from a massive flood that damaged dozens of homes in the western Maryland community of Clear Spring last week.</p><p>Town Councilman Theodore Hovermale tells<a href="http://bit.ly/1qio67W"> The Herald Mail </a>he had never seen water come up so quickly. He says he doesn't remember flooding as severe since the 1940s or 1950s.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:29:46 +0000 Don Rush 56089 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Assessing Damage from Western Maryland Flood Governor O'Malley's Celtic Rock Band's Saturday Night Gig http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/governor-omalleys-celtic-rock-bands-saturday-night-gig <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's semi-retired Celtic rock band has a gig this weekend after the governor spent time moonlighting as a street musician on Memorial Day.</p><p>The Washington Post reports O'Malley's March is booked as the opening act Saturday for Black 47 at Sound Stage. The New York-based Black 47 is on a farewell tour.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:52:41 +0000 Don Rush 55358 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Governor O'Malley's Celtic Rock Band's Saturday Night Gig Transgender Anti-Discrimination Bill Will Not Face MD Voters http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/transgender-anti-discrimination-bill-will-not-face-md-voters <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - An effort to repeal a bill banning discrimination against transgender people in Maryland has fallen short.</p><p>Backers of a petition to repeal the bill conceded Sunday that they gathered about 1,000 fewer signatures than they needed to get the issue on the November ballot.</p><p>The bill would ban discrimination against transgender people on matters relating to housing, employment, credit and use of public accommodations.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:07:47 +0000 Don Rush 55286 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Transgender Anti-Discrimination Bill Will Not Face MD Voters Cybersecurity Roundtable to Expand Industry in Maryland http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/cybersecurity-roundtable-expand-industry-maryland <p>HANOVER, Md. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Gov. Martin O'Malley are attending the launch in Hanover of the Maryland Cybersecurity Roundtable, aimed at expanding the state's computer security industry.</p><p>Thursday's event is the first meeting of the industry-led group. It springs from a state panel's recommendation last year for capitalizing on the federal government agencies and military installations that play a big role in the state's economy.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 12:42:36 +0000 Don Rush 55076 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Cybersecurity Roundtable to Expand Industry in Maryland Panel To Study Atty Requirement for MD Bail Hearings http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/panel-study-atty-requirement-md-bail-hearings <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley has ordered that a panel study pretrial reform in Maryland.</p><p>O'Malley issued an executive order on Tuesday to create the Governor's Commission to Reform Maryland's Pretrial System. It will be charged with issuing recommendations to the governor by Dec. 1.</p><p>The panel has been created in response to a ruling last year by Maryland's highest court that defendants have a right to legal counsel at every bail hearing. Lawmakers failed to agree on a solution in the last legislation session.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 13:02:06 +0000 Don Rush 55005 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Panel To Study Atty Requirement for MD Bail Hearings Delmarva Marks Memorial Day http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/delmarva-marks-memorial-day <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley spent part of his Memorial Day strumming a banjo as a street musician in Annapolis.</p><p>Photos of the governor playing a six-string banjo emerged Monday on the Twitter account for the blog Eye on Annapolis. O'Malley's Twitter account later posted the photo along with the words "I love that as governor of MD I can still play street music in Annapolis." In the photo O'Malley is wearing a Baltimore Ravens T-shirt, cargo shorts and flip-flops. He seems to be accepting tips in his banjo case.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 13:22:36 +0000 Don Rush 54934 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Delmarva Marks Memorial Day Sunday Deer Hunting in Western Maryland Allowed on Public Lands http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/sunday-deer-hunting-western-maryland-allowed-public-lands <p>HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley is giving his blessing to more Sunday hunting in western Maryland despite opposition from birdwatchers and horseback riders.</p><p>The Democratic governor signed two bills Thursday enabling state game managers to allow Sunday deer hunting for the first time on designated public land in Frederick, Washington, Allegany and Garrett counties.</p><p>Sunday deer hunting on private land was already allowed in those counties but Sunday deer hunting on public land was prohibited statewide.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 12:17:22 +0000 Don Rush 54341 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Sunday Deer Hunting in Western Maryland Allowed on Public Lands MD Transgender Anti-Discrimination Law to be Signed Today http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-transgender-anti-discrimination-law-be-signed-today <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to sign a measure aimed at stopping discrimination against people who are transgender.</p><p>O'Malley has a bill signing ceremony scheduled for Thursday in Annapolis, where he will sign other measures as well. The law will prohibit discrimination on matters relating to housing, employment, credit and use of public accommodations.</p><p>The law would take effect on Oct. 1. However, a group of opponents hopes voters will get the last say. Opponents contend the measure would allow predators into opposite sex restrooms.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 14:07:49 +0000 Don Rush 54273 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net MD Transgender Anti-Discrimination Law to be Signed Today Pfizer CEO on AstraZeneca Aquisition: No Job Guarantees in MD & DE http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/pfizer-ceo-astrazeneca-aquisition-no-job-guarantees-md-de <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - The CEO of drugmaker Pfizer Inc. is telling the governors of Delaware and Maryland that it's premature to speculate about the potential jobs impact of a merger with British rival AstraZeneca PLC.</p><p>Govs. Jack Markell of Delaware and Martin O'Malley of Maryland sent a joint letter to Pfizer chief Ian Read last week expressing concerns about the possible acquisition of AstraZeneca. The company employs some 2,600 people in Delaware and 3,100 in Maryland.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 12:55:51 +0000 Don Rush 54205 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Pfizer CEO on AstraZeneca Aquisition: No Job Guarantees in MD & DE MD Governor Orders Study of Retirement Security in Private Sector http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-governor-orders-study-retirement-security-private-sector <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley has created a task force to study how Maryland can improve retirement security for private-sector employees.</p><p>O'Malley on Monday announced that former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend will chair the task force. Townsend is the managing director at Rock Creek Group, an investment firm, and founder of the Center for Retirement Initiatives at Georgetown University.</p><p>The task force will make recommendations on steps the state can take to secure retirement for employees in the private sector.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 12:10:42 +0000 Don Rush 54134 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net MD Governor Orders Study of Retirement Security in Private Sector Washington Post Endorses Anthony Brown for Governor http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/washington-post-endorses-anthony-brown-governor <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Post editorial board is endorsing Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in Maryland's Democratic primary race for governor as the best candidate to attract and retain jobs.</p><p>In an editorial Sunday, the Post editorial board writes that Brown is "a conscientious public servant with broad experience" as a lawyer, legislator and in the executive branch under Gov. Martin O'Malley.</p><p>The editorial notes much of Maryland's electorate remains undecided in the June 24 primary. The winner is likely to become the next governor.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:11:11 +0000 Don Rush 54075 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Washington Post Endorses Anthony Brown for Governor Martin O'Malley Makes Trip to Early Presidential Primary State http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/martin-omalley-makes-trip-early-presidential-primary-state <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to be in South Carolina to campaign for state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, the Democratic candidate for governor there.</p><p>O'Malley has a meet and greet in Charleston on Friday afternoon. The two also have a media availability scheduled.</p><p>O'Malley campaigned for Sheheen last year, when he was the keynote speaker at a convention for South Carolina Democrats.</p><p>The campaign stop will bring O'Malley to an early primary state. The term-limited Maryland Democrat is considering a run for the White House in 2016.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 16:00:02 +0000 Don Rush 53953 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Martin O'Malley Makes Trip to Early Presidential Primary State MD & DE Governors Concerned Over Pfizer Aquisition of AstraZeneca http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-de-governors-concerned-over-pfizer-aquisition-astrazeneca <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The governors of Maryland and Delaware are voicing concern about Pfizer Inc.'s efforts to acquire AstraZeneca PLC.</p><p>Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Delaware Gov. Jack Markell sent a letter on Thursday to Ian Read, the chief executive officer of Pfizer</p><p>The two governors say they are concerned about the potential impact such a deal could have on jobs in Maryland and Delaware. AstraZeneca employs about 3,100 people in Maryland and about 2,600 in Delaware.</p><p>O'Malley and Markell also sent letters to several federal officials in the United States.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 12:44:50 +0000 Don Rush 53938 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net MD & DE Governors Concerned Over Pfizer Aquisition of AstraZeneca MD Governor Calls for Study of School Construction http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-governor-calls-study-school-construction <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O' Malley has ordered a study on school construction funding in Maryland.</p><p>The governor announced Monday he was directing the Interagency Committee on School construction to work with the Department of budget and Management and the Department of legislative Services to conduct the study.</p><p>O'Malley has made school construction funding a top priority of his tenure in Annapolis. The state has made $2.7 billion in school construction investment under the O'Malley administration.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 11:32:20 +0000 Don Rush 53827 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net MD Governor Calls for Study of School Construction MD Minimum Wage Signed into Law http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-minimum-wage-signed-law <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed a measure to increase the state's minimum wage in steps over several years.</p><p>O'Malley, a Democrat who made the bill a priority of his last legislative session as governor, signed the measure Monday in Annapolis.</p><p>The state's minimum wage will rise from $7.25 an hour to $8 in January. The hourly wage will reach $8.25 in July 2015 and $8.75 in July 2016. It will go up to $9.25 in July 2017 and $10.10 in July 2018.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 12:36:58 +0000 Don Rush 53763 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net MD Minimum Wage Signed into Law MD Law Bans Retail Alcohol Sales Over 190 Proof http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-law-bans-retail-alcohol-sales-over-190-proof <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed a measure banning the retail sale of alcohol that is 190-proof and stronger.</p><p>The new law signed Monday by the Democratic governor had strong backing from leaders of colleges and universities.</p><p>Jonathan Gibralter, president of Frostburg State University, says grain alcohol is seen as a cheap and reliable way to get drunk quickly. He says that makes it a popular option for students, who don't realize how intoxicated it can make them very quickly.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 12:17:11 +0000 Don Rush 53758 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net MD Law Bans Retail Alcohol Sales Over 190 Proof Governor O'Malley Makes Trip to Progressive Meeting in Europe http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/governor-omalley-makes-trip-progressive-meeting-europe <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is visiting Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Netherlands.</p><p>The governor is traveling first to Ireland and Northern Ireland as part of a congressional delegation led by the Faith and Politics Institute examining the historic divides on the island and peace and reconciliation efforts.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:53:31 +0000 Don Rush 53095 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Governor O'Malley Makes Trip to Progressive Meeting in Europe