ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to release a greenhouse gas reduction plan.
The governor is attending a summit on climate change in Linthicum Heights on Thursday.
O'Malley, a Democrat, hopes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent in the state by 2020.
The summit will include presentations and panel discussions that feature scientists, renewable energy business leaders and elected government officials, as well as environmental and community advocates.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley has launched an initiative releasing a wide variety of state data to the public online.
O'Malley announced the initiative at a panel discussion on Wednesday that included the Future of Information Alliance, a partnership between the University of Maryland, College Park and 10 other partners.
The O'Malley administration is describing it as the first statewide open data portal that will provide information to researchers, entrepreneurs, public servants and residents.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to sign a measure repealing capital punishment in Maryland.
O'Malley, a Democrat, is set to sign the measure at a bill-signing ceremony on Thursday.
Maryland will become the 18th state to abolish the death penalty.
The state has five men on death row. The bill will not apply to them retroactively. However, the legislation makes it clear the governor can commute their sentences to life in prison without the possibility of parole. O'Malley has said he will consider them on a case-by-case basis.
BALTIMORE (AP) - A shark fin bill passed by Maryland lawmakers is drawing support from fishing and conservation interests.
Environmental groups have long pushed for shark fin bans, noting shark populations are being decimated by the practice of finning in which live sharks are left to die after having their fins cut off for the lucrative trade in the Asian delicacy.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is casting the recently announced corruption case in a Baltimore jail in a positive light by saying it represents a strong step toward fighting gang crime.
O'Malley described it Tuesday as "a very positive achievement" in the state's fight to dismantle gangs.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a rising star in Democratic politics, said Wednesday that he is considering making a run for the White House in 2016 and will likely make a decision later this year.
O'Malley, in Jerusalem on a Mideast tour, said he was still undecided but intends to dedicate "reflection time" on whether to seek the Democratic nomination.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley's office has announced a new Maryland-Israeli advisory board.
The governor's office announced the new board on Sunday as O'Malley arrived in Israel on an economic development mission. O'Malley's office says the board will work to develop business opportunities that will benefit both Maryland and Israel. Board members are business, scientific and civic leaders from Maryland and Israel.
BALTIMORE (AP) - A cybersecurity conference is being held in Baltimore to discuss commercial developments in the field.
Gov. Martin O'Malley and retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden are scheduled to speak at the event on Monday. Hayden is a former National Security Agency director. He also is a principal at The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that provides consulting, business development and merger acquisition advisory services for clients in the security and government services industries.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's Senate president says the Senate is planning to get to work on a gun-control measure.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller announced the Senate would hold two sessions Thursday in order to take up the bill.
The Senate passed an earlier version of the bill more than a month ago. The House of Delegates passed it with some changes Wednesday. The Senate still needs to concur with those changes to send the bill to Gov. Martin O'Malley.