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April is Maryland Environmental Education Month

April is Maryland Environmental Education Month

Governor Martin O’Malley has proclaimed April Environmental Education Month in Maryland in recognition of public and private efforts to help children connect with and learn about their natural world. “In celebration of Environmental Education Month, we encourage all Marylanders to reserve time each day to connect with and learn about nature,” said Governor O’Malley....
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$188,865 in Agricultural Cost-Share Grants Approved

Grants will help farmers implement conservation practices to protect the environment. Governor Martin O’Malley announced this week that the Board of Public Works approved $188,865 in agricultural cost-share grants in seven counties for 20 projects that will prevent soil erosion, manage nutrients and safeguard water quality in streams, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. Together,...
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Efforts to Restore the Chesapeake Bay’s Native Oyster Population

Governor Martin O’Malley today announced good news regarding the State’s ongoing efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay’s native oyster population. Results of Maryland’s 2012 Fall Oyster Survey show that oyster population and reproduction increased for the second consecutive year, and diseases, which decimated the oyster population in 2002, remained far below their long-term averages....
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MD Agriculture Secretary on SB 1029

Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance on the Passage of SB 1029 — Maryland Agricultural Certainty Program “Today, I congratulate Governor O’Malley and members of the General Assembly for working together to create a program that will help Maryland meet the goals of our Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan while providing farmers an opportunity to...
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House Exempts Lockheed Martin from Paying Tax

The Maryland House of Delegates gave final approval Monday, 101 to 36, to a measure exempting Lockheed Martin from paying about $450,000 a year in hotel taxes to MontgomeryCounty related to a training center that the giant defense contractor operates in Bethesda. Supporters of the measure, which had passed the Senate, argue that the...
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Gun Control Bill to Become Law October 1st

Gun Control Bill to Become Law October 1st

UPDATE: Phone number for MSP in Jessup: Phone: (410) 486-3101 The Maryland Senate has approved a gun control bill backed by Governor Martin O’Malley. The vote was 28-19 with 28 Democrats voting for the bill and 7 democrats and 12 Republicans voting in opposition. The Thursday evening vote was the same as the first vote...
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O’Malley Approves $304,547 in Agricultural Cost-Share Grants

Board of Public Works Approves $304,547 in Agricultural Cost-Share Grants Grants will help farmers implement conservation practices to protect the environment that include Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties. Lt. Governor Anthony Brown announced today that the Board of Public Works approved $304,547 in agricultural cost-share grants in eight counties for 36 projects that will...
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Today is Arbor Day in Maryland

Governor Martin O’Malley kicked off spring planting season by proclaiming today, April 3, Arbor Day in Maryland, and encouraging every Marylander to celebrate by planting and registering a tree this spring. “Trees protect our water quality, clean our air, provide wildlife habitat and beautify our communities,” said Governor O’Malley, who received the Arbor Day...
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O’Malley Proclaims April Environmental Education Month

Governor Martin O’Malley has proclaimed April Environmental Education Month in Maryland in recognition of public and private efforts to help children connect with and learn about their natural world. “In celebration of Environmental Education Month, we encourage all Marylanders to reserve time each day to connect with and learn about nature,” said Governor O’Malley....
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Md Governor’s Proposal on Bullet Limits by Dan Bongino

Maryland Governor’s New Proposal Targets Bullet Limits by Daniel Bongino  from a Former Secret Service Agent I remember from my childhood a song lyric that read, “Once you trade magic for fact there are no trade-backs.” Have we now entered a point in our political evolution where the reverse has happened and we are now...
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Republicans Offer Common Sense Amendments to Bill 1515

Republicans Offer Common Sense Amendments to Bill 1515

SENATE REPUBLICANS PROPOSE COMMON-SENSE TRANSPORTATION AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL 1515  Dems Reject All GOP Amendments as Senate Rams through Gov. O’Malley’s 87% Gas Tax Hike In an almost five-hour long session on Good Friday, Maryland Senate Republicans proposed, and Senate Democrats rejected, over a dozen amendments to Governor O’Malley’s gas tax bill that would...
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Baltimore Sun via O’Malley’s Press Office

We all benefit from transit, and we should all pay for it. Our view: Gas tax opponents are wrong to claim that spending more on public transit shortchanges motorists (or anyone else living in Maryland) Opponents of the effort to raise Maryland’s gas tax have thrown around a lot of ridiculous claims in recent...
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O’Malley on Passage of Death Penalty Repeal

Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley on Passage of Death Penalty Repeal in Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement on the passage of the Administration’s bill to repeal the death penalty in Maryland. The final vote count on the bill is 82-56 in the Maryland House of Delegates: “With today’s vote to...
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O’Malley on the Passing of Larry Simns

Governor Martin O’Malley issued the following statement on the passing of Larry Simns: “For more than four decades, Larry Simns served as the voice of the men and women who tirelessly work our magnificent waterways, bringing Maryland’s storied seafood to market and table. “It is difficult to picture the Maryland Watermen’s Association without Larry...
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Governor O’Malley on International Women’s Day

Governor O’Malley on International Women’s Day

I’m very lucky to have the leadership and guidance of some of the smartest, most effective women in public service. We’ve made great strides in Maryland. Today, we rank #1 in the percentage of women-owned businesses with one out of every three businesses owned by a woman. We were named one of the top...
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O’Malley Announces “Governor for a Day” Essay Contest

O’Malley Announces “Governor for a Day” Essay Contest

In honor of International Women’s Day, Governor Martin O’Malley launched Maryland’s first-ever “Governor for a Day” Essay Contest – an effort aimed at encouraging young women to pursue careers in public service, including in elected office. The contest asks young women ages 8-12 to explain in 400 words why they want to be Governor...
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Byway and State Park Named to Honor Freedom Seeker

Byway and State Park Named to Honor Freedom Seeker

GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY CELEBRATES COMMEMORATION OF EASTERN SHORE NATIVE HARRIET TUBMAN To commemorate the life and legacy of African American abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman, Governor Martin O’Malley today joined U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and other state and local officials to unveil the 125-mile Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway,...
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O’Malley Invites Chefs to Submit Recipes

O’Malley Invites Chefs to Submit Recipes

Governor O’Malley Invites Chefs to Submit Recipes for “Buy Local” Cookout Finalists Will Prepare Dishes Featuring Local Products at Government House During Buy Local Challenge Week Governor Martin O’Malley invites chefs using local Maryland ingredients to submit original recipes for the Sixth Annual “Buy Local Cookout,” which will be held at Government House in...
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O’Malley Unveils New Maryland.Gov Web Portal

GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY UNVEILS NEW MARYLAND.GOV WEB PORTAL Governor Martin O’Malley today unveiled the next generation of Maryland.gov, the State’s flagship web portal. As the gateway to public services within and around the State, the newly-designed Maryland.gov incorporates latest technologies and best practices to present easier access to information and transactions. Whether it’s identifying...
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Survey to Assess Views on Higher Education Needs

Southern Maryland Higher Education Council, in concert with the Patuxent Partnership, has created a brief survey for regional businesses that will assess views on higher education needs. The Southern Maryland Higher Education Council was established by the Maryland Legislature and signed into law by Governor O’Malley in 2011. The Higher Ed Council is charged...
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Centennial Ceremony to Honor Harriet Tubman

Centennial Ceremony to Honor Harriet Tubman

To mark 100 years since Harriet Tubman’s passing, private and public sector supporters of the preservation of Tubman’s legacy in her homeland on Maryland’s Eastern Shore will hold a centennial ceremony to remember the famed “conductor” of the Underground Railroad. The ceremony will include a Ribbon Cutting for the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway...
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O’Malley on Commitment for Affordable College

This afternoon, Governor Martin O’Malley attended a rally hosted by the University System of Maryland Student Council supporting the Administration’s FY2014 budget that keeps college affordable for more families and makes investments to support innovation at Maryland’s colleges and universities. The Governor issued the following statement on the Administration’s continued commitment to affordable college:...
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O’Malley Urges Action to Avoid Sequestration

Governor details impact of federal sequestration in Maryland  Visits FLIR Systems, a growing advanced manufacturing company affected by looming federal cuts Governor Martin O’Malley today urged action in Washington to avoid federal sequestration – a series of automatic cuts that threaten job creation and reduce vital services for families and children in Maryland and...
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Obama Names O’Malley Co-Chair of Council of Governors

Obama Names O’Malley Co-Chair of Council of Governors

President Barack Obama has named Governor Martin O’Malley co-chair of the Council of Governors, an entity created by the President that recognizes the important role that state and local governments play in homeland security and defense. The Council brings governors and key federal officials together to address issues associated with the National Guard, homeland...
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Lowering of the Maryland Flag

Lowering of the Maryland Flag

The Maryland State Flag is still to be lowered until sunset on Saturday, February 9, 2013 in memory of Delegate Hattie Harrison. However, Governor Martin O’Malley has ordered the Maryland State Flag flown at half-staff on Friday, February 8, 2013, from sunrise to sunset in memory of Former Delegate Christine M. Jones, who died...
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