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9:14 am
Wed January 30, 2013

MD State of the State, Repeal of Death Penalty

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State of the State Address

Governor Martin O’Malley is set to give his seventh State of the State address to the General Assembly at noon today.

Legislators will be looking to see what the governor has to say about funding transportation projects which could include a hike tax hike.

Unlike previous years the state is not facing a dire budgetary shortfall that at one point approached $2 billion.

The Maryland Democrat has also joined other counter parts in proposing gun control measures and school safety legislation.

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8:52 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Hopes for Kick Starting MD Off Shore Wind Power

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley is proposing a measure to help develop offshore wind that is very similar to a bill that fell short last year, but this time he's finding a more favorable climate in the Maryland General Assembly.


O'Malley, a Democrat, outlined details in the proposal on Tuesday.


The governor says a project of this magnitude will need to involve partners in othe


r states or the federal government to offshore wind started.

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11:56 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Gov. Martin O'Malley Elaborates Safety Priorities

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley has elaborated on his public safety priorities for this year's legislative session.


O'Malley said Friday he wants to make $25 million available for schools to invest in security like locks and cameras. O'Malley also wants to boost the number of Maryland State Police officers.

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11:15 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Gov. O'Malley Proposes Expansion of Early Voting

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley is proposing legislation to increase the number of early voting days from six to eight and to allow people to register at the polls just before they vote early.


The Washington obtained a draft of the bill, which O'Malley is expected to propose Friday in Annapolis.


A gubernatorial spokeswoman says the bill is "about providing more opportunities for citizens to register and vote."

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8:47 am
Thu January 17, 2013

MD Budget Bracing for Federal Cuts


Governor Martin O’Malley says his $37 billion spending plan for the next fiscal year would boost jobs and protect the state from the financial uncertainty of deep spending cuts being considered in Washington.


The Maryland Democrat plans to increase the state’s from 5 percent to 6 percent of the state’s $16 billion general fund.


This will result in a $153 million increase in the fund bringing it to $921 million.


All told this would leave the state with about a$1.1 billion in cash reserves to make any adjustments to any federal cuts.

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11:58 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Capital Projects To Boost Growth in Maryland


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate president says Gov. Martin O'Malley's budget proposal includes a boost in capital projects to help spur job growth, and there is some debt that goes along with that.


Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller received a briefing on O'Malley's budget plan on Wednesday morning. He spoke to reporters in general about the proposal, leaving details for the governor to discuss later in the afternoon.

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8:53 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Martin O'Malley Expects Death Penalty Repeal This Year


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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley says he believes the Maryland General Assembly has the will to repeal capital punishment this session.


O'Malley, who said Tuesday he will be making repeal a priority, says the death penalty is a waste of resources that could be better used to fight crime in more productive ways.

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8:33 am
Wed January 16, 2013

New Climate Change Order's Uncertain Impact on Worcester County

SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) - Worcester County's planning director says it's too soon to say how a new climate change executive order will affect the county.


Worcester County planning director Ed Tudor says it certainly can't hurt, adding the state is already facing rising sea levels and sinking ground. Tudor told The Daily Times of Salisbury some projects could be affected, but he was waiting to see a Department of Natural Resources report called for in the order.

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11:36 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Doug Gansler Fills War Chest for Potential Run for Governor


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says he has $5.2 million in his campaign account.


The attorney general, who is weighing a bid for governor in 2014, reported the amount to the Maryland State Board of Elections on Tuesday.


His campaign says it's five times more than Gov. Martin O'Malley had eight years ago as he was preparing to run for his first term.


The report says Gansler has raised $1.2 million since last year's filing.



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8:56 am
Tue January 15, 2013

O'Malley & NAACP Call for End to Death Penalty

BALTIMORE (AP) - The NAACP is joining Gov. Martin O’Malley and lawmakers in a call to repeal the death penalty.


Benjamin Jealous, the CEO of the National Association of Colored People, will participate in the news conference on Tuesday in Annapolis.


Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings and Gerald Stansbury, president of the NAACP’s state conference, also are scheduled to attend.


The potential of repealing capital punishment in Maryland has been highlighted since the General Assembly convened last week for the state of its legislative session.

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12:00 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Betting on the Ravens

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Chesapeake Bay crab cakes and Colorado lamb chops are on the line between Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.


The two governors made the wager Friday over this weekend's playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos.


Maryland will get a dozen lamb chops if the Ravens win, and O'Malley will send his Colorado counterpart 12 crab cakes in the event of a Broncos victory.


The AFC Divisional playoff game is being played Saturday in Colorado.

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9:28 am
Thu January 10, 2013

MD Gov. Hints at Tax Hike for Transportation Fund




During an appearance at Marc Steiner's Annual Summit in Annapolis, Governor Martin O'Malley made it clear he would be seeking new revenue to shore up the transportation fund due to run out of money for new projects by 2017.  Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush prepared report on the summit and the governor's plans.

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8:55 am
Tue January 8, 2013

MD General Assembly Set To Begin Session

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Democratic members of Congress will gather with state legislators for their 15th annual lunch on the eve of the General Assembly's legislative session.


The lunch is being held in Annapolis on Tuesday.


Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin are scheduled to attend. Most of Maryland's seven Democratic House members also are scheduled to attend.


Gov. Martin O'Malley and the presiding officers of the General Assembly are scheduled to be at the luncheon as well, in addition to other Democratic lawmakers.

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8:53 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Air Conditioning Money for MD Schools

BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration says $336 million in school construction funding and upgrades will be in the budget for the next fiscal year.


The governor made the announcement in Baltimore on Monday.


The budget will include $325 million for the state's Public School Construction Program. That will include $25 million for air conditioning in schools.

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9:40 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Death Penalty Vote in MD Senate Expected

Maryland Senate President Mike Miller says he will allow a vote on a measure that would repeal the death penalty.


Miller personally supports the death penalty.


But the Democrat said he has told Governor Martin O’Malley he would give him an opportunity to have a vote.


In the past it has been buried in a Senate committee.


Miller told the Baltimore Sun that if the Governor has the votes he will allow it to go to the floor.

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8:31 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Out-Of-State Travel Security Costs Nearly $100,000 For Governor O'Malley

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - For 26 out-of-state trips, the state of Maryland spent $98,460 on Gov. Martin O'Malley's security detail from January until Sept. 18.


The Maryland State Police released the figure at the request of a Public Information Act request by The Baltimore Sun from Sept. 18.


A review by the state police says the total cost includes overtime, hotel bills, meals, rental cars, gas, airline and train tickets and other related expenses.

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9:14 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Governor Martin O'Malley Raises Money for Democratic Candidates

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley is headed for North Carolina to help raise money in that state's gubernatorial race.


O'Malley is scheduled to be in Raleigh on Thursday.


It's the latest stop on a carousel of out-of-state governors speaking and raising money in the state.


O'Malley, who is chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, will campaign with Democrat Walter Dalton.

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3:03 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Gov. O'Malley Teams Up With Baltimore Ravens Player to Support Gay Marriage

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley is teaming up with a Baltimore Ravens linebacker to raise money to support same-sex marriage.


The governor announced in an email on Wednesday that he will be attending a fundraiser next month with Brendon Ayanbadejo to support same-sex marriage in Maryland.


O'Malley and the linebacker are scheduled to attend a Monday Night Football party in Baltimore on Oct. 8 to raise money to support the November ballot question.

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9:04 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Governor O'Malley Dips Toe Into the 2016 Presidential Sweepstakes

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INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley walked an early — and tricky path — into presidential proving ground Iowa on Sunday, less than 60 days before the 2012 election.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />


The chairman of the Democratic Governors Association says he was focused on helping Iowans elect a Democratic governor in 2014, not sowing seeds for his own presidential ambition.

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10:50 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Governor Martin O'Malley at Democratic National Convention

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O'MALLEY URGES BIG TURN OUT 


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is urging Democratic Party activists to get fully behind President Barack Obama in the next two months.


O'Malley is chairman of the Democratic Governors Association and is considered a likely 2016 presidential contender. He spoke Wednesday morning at a breakfast with Iowa delegates at the Democratic National Convention.

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2:50 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Violent Crime Down in Maryland

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration says homicides, violent crime and property crime have dropped to the lowest levels since 1975 in Maryland.


O'Malley released year-end crime data on Wednesday for 2011. The Maryland State Police compile the data, which is submitted each year to the FBI.


O'Malley, a Democrat, says the total number of crimes has dropped 4.6 percent, compared to 2010. The governor says it's the lowest total crime rate reported in Maryland since the Uniform Crime Reporting program was adopted in 1975.

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9:05 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Gov. Martin O'Malley Crashes GOP Party

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Governor Martin O’Malley went party crashing in Tampa yesterday.


The Maryland Democrat showed up in a surprise visit as part of his party’s rapid-response center in the Florida enclave.


He slammed the GOP’s presidential standard bearer predicting that Mitt Romney’s economic plans would spell disaster for the middle class.


O’Malley took aim at Romney’s background as a corporate buyout specialist saying that the lessons the nominee learned should not be applied to a national economy.

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12:12 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Governor O'Malley to Speak at Democratic National Convention

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will be a speaker at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., next month.


The Democratic National Convention Committee announced additional speakers on Monday.


O'Malley has a high profile in the party, frequently appearing on national television shows. O'Malley also is the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association.


O'Malley, who is in his second term, also had a speaking role in the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

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12:18 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Governor O'Malley Signs Gambling Expansion Bill

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed a measure to allow table games like roulette at casinos and a gambling venue in Prince George's County.

The governor signed the bill Wednesday, hours after a special session ended after midnight.

The Democratic Governor says the second special session of the year has created a comprehensive solution to a number of issues that were affecting Maryland's gaming industry and its ability to compete with surrounding states.

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9:10 am
Tue August 14, 2012

MACo Meets Amidst Fiscal Worries

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When the Maryland Association of Counties gathers in Ocean City this week there will be some tough questions about the cuts that local government leaders are now facing.

Many have seen their budgets slashed with falling property tax revenues in the wake of the housing bust.

And they face footing the entire teacher pension bill.

Howard County executive and former president of the Association Ken Ullman told the Salisbury Daily Times that there is a real tension between county leaders and the state.

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11:35 am
Fri August 10, 2012

DE & MD Governors: Loosen Ethanol Requirements

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — The governors of Delaware and Maryland are joining an effort to persuade federal officials to ease renewable fuel standards because of a severe drought that has led to a drop in corn supplies and a corresponding increase in corn prices.

Govs. Jack Markell of Delaware and Martin O'Malley of Maryland sent a letter Thursday to the head of the Environmental Protection Agency asking the agency to relax rules requiring that a percentage of the corn crop go to making ethanol.

Similar pleas have been made by the two states' congressional delegations.

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9:45 am
Thu August 9, 2012

MD Special Session on Gambling Expansion Opens Today

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers and casino owners are reviewing Gov. Martin O'Malley's 55-page measure to expand gambling on the eve of a special session.

O'Malley, for his part, said Wednesday the bill will increase state revenue and jobs. He also says he's "so sick of this issue" and wants to settle it. The Senate wil convene the special session Thursday.

The gambling proposals would allow table games like blackjack and a new casino site in Prince George's County that could open in 2016.

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12:12 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Annapolis Takes Up Gambling Expansion in August

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley has called for a special session to expand gambling in Maryland to begin in about two weeks.

O'Malley said at a news conference Friday in Annapolis with House Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller that the session will begin on Aug 9. O'Malley says expanded gambling will create more revenue and jobs for the state.

Efforts to expand gambling in the regular session collapsed in the final hours in April. A work group that was convened last month to address the issue failed to reach a consensus.

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12:12 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

O'Malley Sets Up PAC

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley has set up a political action committee with the Federal Elections Commission.

Documents for the "O'Say Can You See" PAC were filed Monday with the FEC.

PACs are used to raise money to campaign for or against political candidates, ballot initiatives or legislation. In the documents filed with the FEC, a box is checked indicating that the committee supports or opposes more than one federal candidate.

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9:04 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Special Session On Gambling Expansion Expected From MD Governor

ANNAPOLIS, Md  (AP) House Speaker Michael Busch says he believes Governor Martin O’Malley has decided to go ahead with a special legislative session to expand gambling in Maryland.

O’Malley held a meeting with House Democrats to get them up to speed for announcement.

Busch says that he believes the Governor thinks the votes are there for legislative approval.

The session would look at adding a 6th casino site in Prince George’s County and adding table games such as blackjack.

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