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Leading the Region in Job Creation, April 19th, 2013

In the first three months of 2013, Maryland led the region in job creation.  Together with Maryland’s businesses, we created 22,000 new jobs in the first quarter of the year at the 4th fastest rate in the nation.  Maryland’s dynamic private sector led our job growth creating 9 out of every 10 of our new jobs at the 5th fastest rate in the nation.

Governor Martin O’Malley Announces “Governor for a Day” Essay Contest, March 8th, 2013

Continues commitment to empowering women & fighting for equal opportunity ANNAPOLIS, MD  – 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 under  Read the Rest…

Happy International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2013

I’m very lucky to have the leadership and guidance of some of the smartest, most effective women in public service. But instead of telling you about them, I wanted to share this inspirational video that a few members of our administration put together in honor of International Women’s Day.

The SOTU & what we’ve done in Maryland…Part I, February 13th, 2013

Last night the President made a persuasive case for why we must begin to make better choices as a nation. He focused on finding new and innovative ways to cut waste, improve efficiencies, improve education — from Pre-School to higher education — and create jobs.  Here in Maryland, we are already working towards stronger families, stronger communities, and  Read the Rest…

Better Choices Deconstructed, January 31st, 2013

By Matt Gallagher, Chief of Staff Yesterday, Governor Martin O’Malley delivered his State of the State address focused on the better choices we’ve made together to deliver results and nearly eliminate the inherited $1.7 billion structural deficit while maintaining our Triple A bond rating. We wanted to break down an excerpt of the speech and  Read the Rest…

Governor Martin O’Malley State of the State Address Key Excerpts, January 30th, 2013

Better Choices; Better Results Excerpts From Governor Martin O’Malley’s 2013 State of the State Address ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Today, Governor Martin O’Malley will deliver his annual State of the State address. Below are some key excerpts of the Governor’s remarks as prepared for delivery: Progress is a choice.  Job creation is a choice. Whether we  Read the Rest…

Making it easier to do business, January 23rd, 2013

Progress is a choice. Job Creation is a choice. Creating the conditions that allow our businesses to grow and prosper — this too is a choice. In Maryland, we are — according to the US Chamber of Commerce — the #1 state in America for innovation and entrepreneurship. But we know that we can always  Read the Rest…

Governor Martin O’Malley Announces $25 Million for Rental Housing Works, January 11th, 2013

Investment supports 1,900 jobs and addresses critical shortage of affordable rental housing for Maryland families ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley today, joined by House Speaker Michael E. Busch, Maryland Department of Housing Secretary Raymond A. Skinner, affordable housing advocates, and other officials, announced $25 million in the Administration’s proposed FY2014 capital budget for Rental  Read the Rest…

Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley on the Tragedy in Connecticut, December 14th, 2012

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement on the tragedy in Connecticut: “The loss of innocent lives today in the shootings in Connecticut are tragic beyond words. Katie and I send our thoughts and prayers to those who lost loved ones in this heartbreaking tragedy. “It’s incomprehensible to even attempt to  Read the Rest…

A Fight to Survive, December 11th, 2012

In this “People Behind the Policies” blog, the manager of a domestic violence program talks about a patient’s struggle to survive and reveals how it relates to our goal to reduce violent crimes committed against women and children by 25% by the end of 2012. “A Fight to Survive” What started as an argument about  Read the Rest…