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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley and House Speaker Michael Busch are trying to allay the concerns that Baltimore lawmakers have about how a casino in Prince George's County could hurt a planned casino in Baltimore.
O'Malley, Busch and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake met with about half of the city's 18-member House delegation at City Hall for about 90 minutes behind closed doors on Wednesday.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown say the Supreme Court's health care ruling gives considerable momentum to health care reform efforts in Maryland.
In a joint statement, O'Malley and Brown said Thursday they remain committed to moving forward.
Maryland has passed legislation to create a health care exchange, setting up standards and regulations to run the program and creating the framework for a marketplace where individuals and small businesses can buy coverage.