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.Read More
Government spending in Maryland grew 30.5% over 10 years beginning in 2001, according to a nonprofit group that researches tax policies.
The Tax Foundation report ranks Maryland 19th overall in terms growth of government spending, which spans the administrations of three governors and two political parties.Read More
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.Read More
With a referendum on Maryland’s same-sex marriage looming in November, President Obama may have shaken the dynamic in the state on Wednesday as he openly endorsed same-sex marriage. Supporters of gay marriage say it gave them a boost, but opponents trying to get the law on the ballot were undeterred.Read More
Many homes on public water and sewer in Maryland could see their flush tax triple to over $100 a year for the Bay Restoration Fund — much higher than homes on septic systems, which would see the fee double to a $60 cap under Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed consumption-based tax.Read More
About $1 billion in federal Medicaid assistance could be jeopardized as the Health Services Cost Review Commission implements the statewide medical cost increase included in Gov. Martin O’Malley’s fiscal 2012 budget, raising an additional $331 million in state funds.Read More
Introducing O’Malley, U.S. Sen Barbara Mikulski claimed that it was his “luck of the Irish” that made the weather brighten.
“Today’s forecast? Stormy weather. O’Malley changed that,” Mikulski quipped. As audience members laughed, she continued. “The economic forecast? Stormy weather. O’Malley changed that.”Read More
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.Read More
By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Senate President Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch both said Thursday they expect no new taxes next year – as newly reelected Gov. Martin O’Malley has now promised two days in a...Read More
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.Read More
As ex-Gov. Bob Ehrlich began to speak at an event in Essex Monday, a supporter stood behind him holding a professionally made sign in the colors of the O’Malley campaign: “Illegals for O’Malley/New Americans,” the sign said, with the image of a Mexican sombrero.Read More
“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?Read More
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