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Posts Tagged ‘commission’

Governor O’Malley Names Two Commissioners to the Public Service Commission, August 17th, 2011

Annapolis, MD (August 17, 2011) – Governor O’Malley today appointed Kevin Hughes and Kelly Speakes-Backman to serve as Commissioners on the Public Service Commission (PSC). The appointments of Hughes and Speakes-Backman fill two vacancies on the PSC. Hughes will serve a five-year term ending in 2016, and Speakes-Backman will finish the term of Commissioner Goldsmith,  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Names New Interim Secretary for the Maryland Higher Education Commission, August 9th, 2011

Annapolis, MD (August 9, 2011) – Governor O’Malley today named Dr. Danette Howard as Maryland’s Interim Secretary for Higher Education. “The more a person learns, the more a person earns, and the more jobs we create. To create new jobs, Maryland must continue to support higher education,” said Governor O’Malley. “We are pleased that Dr.  Read the Rest…

Governor Martin O’Malley Announces Maryland Wins National Competitive Grant to Increase College Completion, August 3rd, 2011

Annapolis, MD (August 3, 2011) – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that Maryland has won a $1 million award from the Complete College America Completion Innovation Challenge. A national organization that works with states to boost college completion, Complete College America established the grant competition to support state-level efforts. Governors from all 50 states were  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Announces Appointments To The Health Services Cost Review Commission, July 12th, 2011

Annapolis, MD (July 12, 2011) – Governor  Martin O’Malley today  announced the appointment of four new members to the Health Services Cost  Review Commission (HSCRC).  The new members are John M. Colmers, Dr.  Bernadette C. Loftus, Thomas R. Mullen, and Jack C. Keane. “I thank these experts for  their willingness to serve,” said Governor O’Malley.   Read the Rest…

Smart, Green, and Growing – Maryland’s Sustainable Growth Commission (2010), March 1st, 2010

Establishes a Sustainable Growth Commission comprised of individuals with knowledge of smart growth and planning issues in order to continue to promote a smart and sustainable growth agenda.

Patient Centered Medical Home Program (2010), March 1st, 2010

Requires the Maryland Health Care Commission to establish a Patient Centered Medical Home Program to allow for a more effective and efficient delivery of health care services.  This is a way to provide comprehensive care designed around the patient’s needs with the goal of coordinated care, increased value, innovative solutions, and reduced costs.

Maryland Aquaculture Enterprise Zones (2009), March 1st, 2009

Creates the opportunity for prospective shellfish growers to establish their businesses in Maryland waters by giving the Department of Natural Resources regulatory authority to establish Aquaculture Enterprise Zones, opening areas to leasing in both the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Coastal Bays.  The Oyster Advisory Commission and the Maryland Aquaculture Coordinating Council agree that privatization  Read the Rest…

Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area Protection Program – Administrative and Enforcement Provisions (2008), March 1st, 2008

Alters the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area Protection Program to provide greater authority to the Critical Area Commission; update the basic components of the program, including the Critical Area boundary; enhance buffer and water quality protection; coordinate new development more closely with growth management policies and other environmental protection/planning processes; and strengthen enforcement and  Read the Rest…