Blog: O’Malley continues to press for septic system restrictions

Gov. Martin O’Malley continues to press for septic system restrictions, despite continuing opposition from rural areas and the suggestion from the House committee chair that he first create a task force to study the idea.

O’Malley personally testified on his bill to House and Senate committees Friday, and he has already suggested amendments to the legislation to make it more palatable to the farm community.

O’Malley criticizes Wisconsin Gov. Walker and spars with Texas Gov. Perry

Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) called Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s efforts to eradicate union employees’ bargaining rights a “drama” and a “circus” during a panel discussion hosted by Politico Friday. O’Malley said he learned as mayor of Baltimore: “When you’re facing tough challenges, when you have to overcome things like the imbalances in the pension system, I think it best when you bring people together to do that, and I think when you try to vilify or make one side of the equation the enemy I think you’re asking for trouble.

Eastern Shore legislators mount opposition to septic tank restrictions

As far as some rural lawmakers are concerned, the proposed new limits on septic systems for homebuilding backed by Gov. Martin O’Malley and environmentalists are part of a “war on rural Maryland,” as a new website describes it.

“This is about a power grab, this is not about the environment,” said Senate Republican Whip E.J. Pipkin, from the four Upper Shore Counties, who launched the fledgling website with Del. Michael Smigiel, R-Upper Shore.

O’Malley, Brown using technology to interact with Marylanders during State of the State address

Gov. Martin O’Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will be using the Internet to connect with Marylanders about today’s State of the State Address. O’Malley’s address at noon Thursday will be streamed live at O’Malley’s website. Additionally, O’Malley and Brown’s staffs will be answering questions and interacting through Twitter. And then at 4 p.m. Friday, Brown will be posting video responses to some popular questions on the state’s YouTube channel.

O’Malley more popular than ever, poll says

Gov. Martin O’Malley is more popular among Marylanders than he has ever been, according to a Gonzales Research poll released today.

According to the poll, 58% of Marylanders approve of the job O’Malley is doing – up 10% from the most recent Gonzales poll in October.