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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…

WebstauranStore Opens Western Maryland Distribution Center, Plans to Add 150 Jobs, November 10th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today joined with Allegany County Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Director Matthew Diaz to announce that WebstaurantStore, the largest online supplier of food service equipment, is opening a distribution facility in Western Maryland. The company has purchased a 525,000 square-foot space in Cumberland which will become its second  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Announces Policy for Active Monitoring of All Returning Travelers from Countries Affected by Ebola Outbreak, October 27th, 2014

BALTIMORE, MD – Governor O’Malley announced that starting Monday, October 27, Maryland will directly monitor the health of all returning travelers from the countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, which are battling a serious Ebola outbreak.  This effort will build on extensive outreach and monitoring already underway by the state and local health departments of  Read the Rest…

Maryland Named a Top Ten State for Energy Efficiency for the 4th Year in a Row, October 24th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – For the fourth consecutive year, Maryland has been named a top ten state by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Its annual State Energy Efficiency scorecard benchmarks the progress of state energy efficiency policies and programs. Under Governor O’Malley’s leadership, Maryland has risen from the #20 spot in 2006 to its  Read the Rest…

Maryland Health Officials, Hospitals Set Ebola Strategy, October 23rd, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley announced today that Maryland health and hospital officials have agreed upon a coordinated strategy for caring for potential Ebola patients. No cases of Ebola have been diagnosed in Maryland to date. Under the strategy (1) all hospital emergency departments in the state will continue to be prepared to evaluate patients  Read the Rest…

Maryland Secures Nearly $10 Million USDOL Workforce Training Grant, October 17th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The U.S. Department of Labor announced that Maryland was awarded $9,995,047 as part of the $170 million Ready to Work Partnership initiative to support and scale innovative collaborations between employers, nonprofit organizations and federal job training programs to help connect ready-to-work Americans with ready-to-be-filled jobs. Maryland was recognized for its innovative approach to  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Updates Public on Ebola Preparations, October 17th, 2014

BALTIMORE, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley led a team of hospital and other health officials to update the public on the Maryland’s efforts to protect its communities against infectious diseases, including the Ebola virus. To date, there have been no cases of Ebola diagnosed in Maryland. “We are not taking this situation lightly,” said Governor O’Malley. “We  Read the Rest…

‘Governing for Results’ Series Focuses on Combating Domestic Violence in Maryland, October 16th, 2014

ARNOLD, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today visited the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County to announce the state has awarded $2.3 million in grants to organizations across Maryland under the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The grants from the STOP (Services*Training*Officers*Prosecutors) VAWA Formula Grant Program will fund 73 projects by 57 organizations in every region of  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley, Lt. Governor Brown Announce $600,000 Growth Investment in Rockville-Based Technology Firm, October 15th, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Venture Fund (MVF), the equity investment arm of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), has invested $600,000 in Rockville-based Motionsoft, a leading provider of management software to gyms and fitness clubs. The investment comes as part of a $10 million Series B investment round led by Route 66 Ventures and included Edison  Read the Rest…