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Governor O’Malley Issues Statement on Legislation Signed Honoring Harriet Tubman, December 19th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued a statement on the signing of legislation by President Barack Obama that honors the contributions and preserves the legacy of Harriet Tubman. A Maryland native and one of the Underground Railroad’s most famous conductors, Harriet Tubman made historic advancements in human rights: “We are grateful for the bipartisan  Read the Rest…

More Than 136,000 Marylanders Have Enrolled for Jan. 1 Coverage in State’s Health Insurance Marketplace, December 19th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor O’Malley announced today that Maryland Health Connection, the state-based health insurance marketplace for individuals, families and small businesses, enrolled 136,685 individuals from the start of open enrollment onNov. 15 to last night’s deadline for coverage that begins Jan. 1. That total includes 79,987 people signed up for private Qualified Health Plans (QHPs). More  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Announces Winner of Maryland’s First Hour of Code Contest, December 19th, 2014

MILLERSVILLE, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today recognized Old Mill Middle School-South in Millersville, MD as the winner of the first “Maryland Hour of Code” contest. Governor O’Malley was joined by State Superintendent Lillian M. Lowery and Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems President Gloria A. Flach to present a $10,000 award in education technology to the school  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Issues Statement on the Appointment of Abigail Ross Hopper, December 18th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley issued a statement today following the appointment of Abigail Ross Hopper, the Director of the Maryland Energy Administration and his Energy Advisor, as the Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which manages the development of the nation’s conventional and renewable energy and marine mineral resources on the  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Announces Prince George’s County, City of Frostburg Enterprise Zones Expanded, Renewed, December 17th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley announced today that Prince George’s County’s Enterprise Zone has been expanded and re-designated with some changes to its Focus Areas. In addition, DBED also approved an expansion and re-designation of the City of Frostburg Enterprise Zone. Enterprise Zones enable jurisdictions to provide businesses located within the zones with income tax  Read the Rest…

Nine Maryland Properties to Receive Historic Preservation Tax Credits, December 10th, 2014

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Today, state officials announced $10 million in state tax credits that will fund nine historic restoration projects across Maryland. The tax credit will infuse positive change and jobs to communities from Cumberland to Cambridge. By offsetting the costs of historic renovation, the Sustainable Communities Tax Credit Program helps owners of historic structures preserve  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown Announce Maryland Awarded $15 Million Grant to Expand Access to Pre-K Programs, December 10th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown announced today that Maryland has been awarded a $15 million federal grant to expand access to high quality prekindergarten for four-year olds.  As a result, MSDE will continue to increase access to prekindergarten for families who, until now, did not meet income eligibility requirements to enroll in  Read the Rest…

Maryland Is Nation’s Most Improved State in 2014 America’s Health Rankings, December 10th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD  — The UnitedHealth Foundation today released “America’s Health Rankings 2014,” which found that Maryland had the greatest improvement of any state this year.  Maryland improved eight spots from 24th last year to 16th in 2014.  Key areas of improvement cited in the report include increased immunization rates and reductions in rates of preventable hospitalizations,  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley issues Executive Order to Expand Commission on Climate Change, November 19th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Building on the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s efforts to address the effects of climate change, Governor Martin O’Malley today issued an executive order that expands the membership (list attached), mission and work of the Maryland Commission on Climate Change. The Executive Order states that more must be done to achieve the State’s goal to  Read the Rest…

Statement from Governor O’Malley on the Release of the Climate Change Task Force Recommendations, November 17th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Governor Martin O’Malley today issued a statement on the release of recommendations from President Obama’s State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience: “Maryland commends President Obama and Vice President Biden for their foresight and purpose-driven action in creating this Task Force. These final recommendations will empower communities across  Read the Rest…