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9:17 am
Thu January 31, 2013

MD Governor Highlights Transportation in Address

Governor Martin O'Malley (D-Md)
Governor Martin O'Malley (D-Md)
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Audio Feature By Don Rush 

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley is calling on lawmakers to take up the tough challenge of addressing transportation funding this session.

O'Malley is giving his seventh State of the State speech of his administration on Wednesday.

The Democratic governor also is touting investments in his budget to improve public education and build new schools. The governor's budget proposal includes $336 million for school construction.

O'Malley also says Maryland has done a good job getting students to college, but he says the state needs to do more to get them through.

Del. Andrew Serafini (R-Washington County)
Del. Andrew Serafini (R-Washington County)
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O'Malley also is pushing for his proposal to help develop offshore wind energy. The measure, which has failed to pass in the last two years, could raise residents' electric bills by $1.50 a month.

Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush reports on the governor's address and the GOP response.