Tag: Gov. Martin O’Malley

Gansler credits Marylanders — not Hogan or O’Malley — with Md.’s inclusion on list of the most gay-friendly states

An annual report released by the Human Rights Campaign Federation Institute on Thursday said Maryland has some of the strongest laws in the nation protecting the rights of LGBTQ Americans. Former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says the state’s residents deserve credit for the boost in ranking, rather than the current governor or his immediate predecessor.

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Private K-12 schools in Md. get little state aid

The rift between public and private education couldn’t be much larger than it is in Maryland, where the public schools are boasted about as number 1 in the nation and the private schools receive less state funding than several neighboring states.

“Looking at other states when it comes to education, Maryland state government provides significantly less to support private education,” said Mary Ellen Russell, executive director of the Maryland Catholic Conference.

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Health advocates want tobacco funding restored

Speakers from a coalition of health organizations — including the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association — called for Governor Martin O’Malley to restore tobacco prevention funding that has been reduced over the years with a rally at Lawyer’s Mall in Annapolis on Wednesday.

The state is annually supposed to fund prevention efforts with money from the Cigarette Restitution Fund — where Maryland gets about $155 million each year from a billion-dollar legal settlement with tobacco companies — and from taxes paid on tobacco, said association lobbyist Eric Gally.

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For Bob Ehrlich, ‘This closes a chapter in our life’

On the jumbo TV screen in the Exhibition Hall of the Timonium Fairgrounds Tuesday night, with the sound on mute, a clearly exuberant Gov. Martin O’Malley gave his victory speech as the crowd watched mostly silent and unbelieving.

Throughout the evening, as one news organization after another declared the incumbent Democrat the victor, members of Bob Ehrlich’s camp still believed he could somehow pull it out.

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Clinton finally shows up, and the message is show up and vote

“Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow” – or is that when Bill Clinton is actually going to get here?

The crowds were already lining up at 2:30 on Federal Hill in Baltimore Thursday afternoon for an O’Malley rally with the former president. The pre-game show was supposed to start at 3:30 – sort of — but would this event run on not-so-prompt O’Malley time or notoriously-late Bill Clinton time?

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