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State of the State Preview, February 1st, 2012

By Raquel Guillory, Director of Communications In a few minutes, the Governor will deliver his annual State of the State Address where he’ll lay out his balanced plan and vision to move our State forward. We wanted to give you a sneak peek of the address through this word cloud. We’ve set it up so  Read the Rest…

Real Projects & Real Jobs, January 31st, 2012

Earlier this summer, the Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation Funding recommended raising the gasoline tax by 15 cents per gallon and other fees to raise $800 million for transportation projects in our state.  While I have not accepted this recommendation, I understand that a modern   Read the Rest...

A Balanced Approach: Capping Deductions, January 30th, 2012

By Matt Gallagher, Chief of Staff Ten States have no itemized deductions for personal income taxes – Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, & West Virginia.  Five states — California, Hawaii, New York, Utah and Wisconsin and the District of Columbia — limit deductions for some tax filers. According to  Read the Rest…

Governor Martin O’Malley Unveils 2012 Legislative Agenda, January 23rd, 2012

Governor O'Malley speaks to press about the legislative agenda.Agenda includes Capital program to support 52,000 jobs; Civil Marriage Protection Act of 2012; Creation of Maryland Innovation Initiative; Streamlined P3 Process; Legislation to Promote a More Sustainable Future and Continue Maryland’s commitment to quality, affordable health care Bill summaries for the Administration’s 2012 legislative agenda   Read the Rest...

Governor O’Malley Presents FY 2013 Budget Focused on a Balanced Approach of Reductions and Investments to Create Jobs, January 18th, 2012

Budget booksBudget closes a gap of approximately $1 billion; includes $800 million of reductions; and makes investments in job creation and innovation, skills and education, health care, public safety, and sustainability View PDF version of Presentation View Budget Highlights   Read the Rest...

Maryland Invests: Part V, January 11th, 2012

Investing in Infrastructure and Creating Jobs through Public-Private Partnerships By Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown As we start the 430th legislative session today, Governor O’Malley and I remain focused on our number one priority of creating jobs and putting Marylanders back to work.  Investing in infrastructure projects is one of the most effective ways to spur  Read the Rest…

A Year in Review and a Look Ahead, December 29th, 2011

By Takirra Winfield, Deputy Press Secretary This morning, Governor O’Malley joined members of the press for a year-in-review roundtable discussion, where he reflected on the progress we’ve made, addressed the challenges we’ve faced, and looked forward to the opportunities we have in the year ahead. To view the Governor’s slideshow presentation from today’s roundtable, click  Read the Rest…

Maryland Invests: Part III, December 21st, 2011

By Secretary Richard Hall, Department of Planning Smart Investments in Smart Growth Earlier this week, Governor O’Malley accepted “PlanMaryland,” our State’s first long-range plan for sustainable growth and a vision that will allow us to invest in a smarter, greener, more prosperous future. We need smart growth for a number of reasons. But it really  Read the Rest…

Three Steps Forward, One Step Back, December 21st, 2011

If it feels like every month our national economy is taking three steps forward and then one step back, that’s because, as a country, for every three jobs the private sector creates, the public sector eliminates one. While the private sector has created net new jobs for 21 consecutive months (for the first time since  Read the Rest…

Maryland Invests: Part I, December 13th, 2011

Modern economies require modern investments, and if we are going to protect our recent progress and move our state forward, we have to be honest about the choices we face. Today we’re launching the “Maryland Invests” blog series where members of my administration will share insight into their areas of expertise on why we need to  Read the Rest…