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Season’s Greetings and Open House Invitation, December 5th, 2013

Please join us at our Holiday Open House * Saturday, December 14, from 1:00 to 4:00 At Government House, Annapolis MD Annapolis Parking and Shuttle Service from Naval Stadium Lot (Rowe Blvd. and Taylor Ave.) * Please check this page in the event of postponement or cancellation due to weather.   Dear Friends, Happy Holidays! This season is  Read the Rest…

A Temporary Shutdown of Federal Business Growth, October 9th, 2013

At the Elkridge offices of cybsecurity firm Accuvant, Frank McLallen is in a holding pattern.  As the Accuvant vice president in charge of the firm’s public sector contracting work, he was supposed to be hiring right now – as many as 40 or 50 people over the next nine months.

Today, in the midst of an ongoing government shutdown, those plans are “absolutely on ice,” said McLallen. “We’re not going to be bringing people on board into the unknown.”

Breakthrough or Breakdown?, October 8th, 2013

Fyodor Biotechnologies Corp. is on the precipice of a breakthrough in investigating sources of fever, other than malaria, in developing countries. Chairman and CEO Dr. Eddy Agbo was thrilled when he received word, only last week, of a National Science Foundation grant for their work. But before they could even process the payment, our federal government needlessly shut down.

The Shutdown: “A Significant and Severe Hardship”, October 7th, 2013

After a half-decade of economic recession and recovery, there was “finally light at the end of the tunnel,” said Cidalia Luis-Akbar, who owns and runs M. Luis Construction with her sister Natalia Luis.

Then the federal government shut down. Instead of light, they faced more economic darkness.

“Every day we’re out here taking risk. We’re making financial decisions based on a feeling that we’re finally starting to get out of the financial difficulty we’ve felt for five years,” Luis-Akbar said. “But this is terrifying. It’s scary out here now.”

Governor Martin O’Malley Names Teddy Davis Director of Strategic Communications, January 25th, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced Teddy Davis as Director of Strategic Communications. Davis will work to keep the citizens of Maryland informed about state government and will help the O’Malley-Brown Administration communicate about its priorities. “Teddy has a wealth of experience making real progress on issues that matter to middle class families,”  Read the Rest…

Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley on Passing of Former Baltimore Orioles Manager Earl Weaver, January 19th, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley today released the following statement on the passing of former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver: “I am saddened to learn of the passing of Earl Weaver, a beloved Baltimore legend, a pioneer, and one of the greatest baseball managers of our time. “As manager, many will remember Earl for  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley and Governor Hickenlooper Prepare for Saturday Ravens-Broncos Showdown, January 11th, 2013

Governor declares Purple Friday for all state employees; Government House illuminated in “Ravens Purple” ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper have made a friendly wager in honor of this weekend’s AFC Divisional playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos. If the Broncos lose, Governor Hickenlooper will send  Read the Rest…

2013 Legislative Session Opening Day, January 9th, 2013

Annapolis, MD As Prepared for Delivery Congratulations Mr. Speaker. Congratulations Delegates. Greetings fellow Marylanders: We begin the 2013 session in the strongest position in years.  What we have given to one another, over these last six years in the face of all the economic adversity we have faced, was not denial.  It was not simply  Read the Rest…

Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley on passing of Richard Ben Cramer, January 8th, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley today released the following statement on the passing of Richard Ben Cramer: “I am deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Richard Ben Cramer of Chestertown, Maryland – a great American, great Marylander, and a dear friend. “Richard’s work as a gifted writer and deeply principled journalist made our  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown Congratulate Ravens and Redskins, January 4th, 2013

Governor and Lt. Governor enter into wager ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown today congratulated the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Redskins for making the playoffs. Maryland is the only state to host two NFL teams in the playoffs this year. In honor of both teams making the playoffs, the Governor and  Read the Rest…