Politics

Hoyer Supports Veterans Legislation, Fights Pay Freeze for Federal Employees

Hoyer Supports Veterans Legislation, Fights Pay Freeze for Federal Employees

MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN STENY H. HOYER Throughout my career, I have been committed to supporting the men and women who sacrifice so much defending our nation. During the Democratic-led Congress, we made historic investments to provide veterans improved health care, access to a quality education, expanded employment opportunities, and an updated VA home loan...
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Celebrating Memorial Day on Veteran’s Green at Calvert Courthouse

Celebrating Memorial Day on Veteran’s Green at Calvert Courthouse

Calvert County citizens came together on Monday, May 28 to honor and remember our fallen heroes. It was a hot, sticky afternoon on the Veteran’s Green at the Courthouse. Despite the weather, many came to participate. The Posting of the Colors was performed by Calvert, Huntingtown, Patuxent and Northern High Schools ROTC and the...
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O’Donnell Pounds “Hollywood Hoyer”

O’Donnell Pounds “Hollywood Hoyer”

Maryland Congressional candidate Tony O’Donnell today called upon incumbent Congressman Steny Hoyer to end his globetrotting fundraising jaunts and talk about the issues of concern to families in Southern Maryland, Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties. “Hoyer has gone Hollywood on us,” said O’Donnell, “and I don’t mean Hollywood, Maryland. He leads a life...
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O’Malley, Miller, Bush Announce Work Group to Consider Gaming Expansion

O’Malley, Miller, Bush Announce Work Group to Consider Gaming Expansion

Governor O’Malley, Senate President Miller and House Speaker Busch today announced the names of the Work Group to Consider Gaming Expansion, which will study the issues associated with a potential expansion of gaming in Maryland, and, if appropriate, propose legislation that may be considered by the General Assembly at a Special Session in July....
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O’Malley Statement on April Jobs Report

O’Malley Statement on April Jobs Report

Governor Martin O’Malley recently released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Labor’s release of preliminary employment data for the month of April:  “This was a disappointing month of job creation in what remains the best quarter of private sector job growth since 1999, and our second best quarter since BLS started measuring in...
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O’Donnell Statement on Teacher Pension Shift

O’Donnell Statement on Teacher Pension Shift

On Monday Annapolis passed a bill to shift the cost of teacher pensions to local governments giving the legislature another $250 million to spend on other programs. This will force local governments to raise $250 million taxes to cover the pensions the first year, and $1.5 billion over five years –in some cases forcing...
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O’Malley Statement on Close of Special Session

O’Malley Statement on Close of Special Session

Governor Martin O’Malley issued the following statement on the close of the Special Session and the completion of the FY 2013 budget: “I’d like to thank Senate President Miller, House Speaker Busch and the members of the General Assembly for completing work on the State’s FY2013 budget. “With their leadership and willingness to come...
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O’Donnell Calls for a Tax Freeze

O’Donnell Calls for a Tax Freeze

On Monday Annapolis introduced a bill to increase income taxes on individuals who earn more than $100,000 and couples who earn more than $150,000 – even though the budget was already balanced. With unemployment still high and the economy stalled Annapolis is redefining wealth, while Maryland already has one of the highest combined local...
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O’Malley Announces Special Session

O’Malley Announces Special Session

Governor Martin O’Malley recently announced that he would convene a special session of the Maryland General Assembly beginning on May 14, 2012. The special session will be held to complete work on Maryland’s budget to ensure that Maryland’s Triple A bond rating is protected, and critical investments in public education, public safety, the State’s workforce,...
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O’Donnell Saddened by Same Sex Marriage Law

O’Donnell Saddened by Same Sex Marriage Law

Tony O’Donnell, candidate for Maryland’s 5th Congressional District seat in the  US House of Representatives and the Republican Leader of the Maryland House of Delegates, is calling on Marylanders who value the sanctity of marriage to support a petition placing this critical issue on the November ballot so that Marylanders can decide for themselves....
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Gov. O’Malley Signs Bill Legalizing Gay Marriage

Gov. O’Malley Signs Bill Legalizing Gay Marriage

Governor Martin O’Malley today, joined by Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. and House Speaker Michael E. Busch, signed the Civil Marriage Protection Act of 2012 into law.  With the passage of this historic bill, Maryland now becomes the eighth state in the nation to legalize gay marriage....
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