ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to testify before a state Senate committee about a key part of his environmental agenda, an offshore wind energy bill that the panel has twice failed to pass.
The governor is scheduled to testify Wednesday before the Senate Finance Committee. The senate's president has moved a member of committee to another panel in order to get the votes needed to move the measure to the full Senate, where it has enough sponsors to pass this year.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley is highlighting some initiatives he hopes will spur job growth.
The governor on Thursday outlined plans to help people get training for jobs that are in high demand. O'Malley has put $2.5 million in his budget proposal to create a competitive grant process to help get people the skills for jobs that are in high demand. He's calling it the Employment Advancement Now Initiative.
He's also backing a measure to speed up the professional licensing process for military families who move to Maryland from other states.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Fracking opponents plan to be in Annapolis for the introduction of a bill calling for a state moratorium on the natural gas drilling technique until studies are completed on its impact.
Delegate Heather Mizeur plans to introduce the bill on Thursday. Opponents of the drilling technique also known as hydraulic fracturing plan to join her at a news conference.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley is proposing a measure to help develop offshore wind that is very similar to a bill that fell short last year, but this time he's finding a more favorable climate in the Maryland General Assembly.
O'Malley, a Democrat, outlined details in the proposal on Tuesday.
The governor says a project of this magnitude will need to involve partners in othe
r states or the federal government to offshore wind started.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley is proposing legislation to increase the number of early voting days from six to eight and to allow people to register at the polls just before they vote early.
The Washington obtained a draft of the bill, which O'Malley is expected to propose Friday in Annapolis.
A gubernatorial spokeswoman says the bill is "about providing more opportunities for citizens to register and vote."
Governor Martin O’Malley says his $37 billion spending plan for the next fiscal year would boost jobs and protect the state from the financial uncertainty of deep spending cuts being considered in Washington.
The Maryland Democrat plans to increase the state’s from 5 percent to 6 percent of the state’s $16 billion general fund.
This will result in a $153 million increase in the fund bringing it to $921 million.
All told this would leave the state with about a$1.1 billion in cash reserves to make any adjustments to any federal cuts.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate president says Gov. Martin O'Malley's budget proposal includes a boost in capital projects to help spur job growth, and there is some debt that goes along with that.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller received a briefing on O'Malley's budget plan on Wednesday morning. He spoke to reporters in general about the proposal, leaving details for the governor to discuss later in the afternoon.
SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) - Worcester County's planning director says it's too soon to say how a new climate change executive order will affect the county.
Worcester County planning director Ed Tudor says it certainly can't hurt, adding the state is already facing rising sea levels and sinking ground. Tudor told The Daily Times of Salisbury some projects could be affected, but he was waiting to see a Department of Natural Resources report called for in the order.
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.