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Posts Tagged ‘federal’

O’Malley-Brown Administration Lauds New Rules to Help States Keep Health Insurance Costs Down, September 1st, 2011

Maryland will enforce and expand policy in effect today under the Affordable Care Act to increase public scrutiny of proposals to hike premiums Annapolis, MD (September 1, 2011) – Governor Martin O’Malley and  Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown joined Insurance Commissioner Therese Goldsmith  in expressing support for new tools available to states today under federal   Read the Rest…

Unemployment Insurance – Federal Extended Benefits for the Long-Term Unemployed (2011), March 1st, 2011

Establishes an additional indicator based on the average total unemployment rate in the State to determine if unemployment insurance claimants are eligible to receive federally funded extended benefits.

Federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act Compliance (2011), March 1st, 2011

Alters the dates of the gubernatorial and presidential primary elections to comply with federal law and ensure that our military and overseas voters are given sufficient time to receive and complete their ballots.

ESRI Federal User Conference, February 18th, 2009

[ View speech with slides - View Powerpoint slides - Read press release ] It is great to be here with all of you today,… Let me begin by thanking you for everything you are doing to help move our country forward.  Indeed your very presence at this conference and embrace of GIS gives me  Read the Rest…

American Recovery and Reinvestment Press Conference, February 5th, 2009

Good morning everyone. Thank you all very, very much for being here in Laurel, Maryland. I really want to thank Vice President Biden for being here today to underscore the importance of President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan. It is great to be here also with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood who is joining  Read the Rest…

United States Naval Academy Forrestal Lecture, January 26th, 2009

Vice Admiral Fowler, Brigade Commander Barca, distinguished guests,… It is a tremendous honor and privilege to have been invited to speak with all of you this evening. To the men and women of the Brigade,… on behalf of the people of Maryland I want thank you for stepping forward and choosing to serve our country.   Read the Rest…

Chesapeake Executive Council, November 20th, 2008

Thank you Mayor Fenty.  Before we begin, I want to recognize and thank the other members that are here with us today:  Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine Chesapeake Bay Commission Chair, and Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Arthur D. Hershey EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson USDA Deputy Undersecretary Gary Mast Representing Governor Ed  Read the Rest…

Maryland Veterans Behavioral Health (2008), March 1st, 2008

Requires behavioral health service coordination among the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, the Maryland National Guard, and the Maryland Defense Force for the purpose of connecting veterans to behavioral health services. In addition, the bill creates a Veterans Behavioral Health Advisory Board.  Read the Rest…

Congressional Testimony on Climate Change, September 26th, 2007

Washington, DC Madam Chair, Senator Inhofe, and distinguished Members of the Committee, it is my distinct honor and privilege to speak with you today about a global issue with local implications for the citizens of the great State of Maryland. One of the key areas we’ve identified as central to our progress is sustainability.  The  Read the Rest…