O’Malley Reacts to Same-Sex Marriage Court Decision

Gov. Martin O’Malley said Tuesday evening on MSNBC that he hopes a federal appeals court decision repealing a California ban on same-sex marriage “will have a persuasive influence on those delegates who are still open-minded” in Maryland.

Feds Give Offshore Wind Farms a Positive Review

A federal environmental assessment, conducted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, has deemed there would be no significant environmental impact to moving ahead with wind energy projects in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and New Jersey.

In Same-Sex Marriage Testimony, O’Malley Balances Religious Freedom, Civil Rights

In testimony before a Senate committee Tuesday, Gov. Martin O’Malley stressed the importance of balancing the freedom of Maryland’s religious institutions to practice their faith with the civil rights of same-sex couples in the state.

State of the State a Prelude to Tough Legislative Session Ahead

Gov. Martin O’Malley made his case for job creation and same-sex marriage Wednesday, promoting his most ambitious agenda to date in his sixth State of the State address.

Visualizing Gov. Martin O’Malley’s State of the State Address

Animating the governor’s annual speech.

Maryland Education Experts Pleased, But Wary of Policies in Obama Speech

Maryland education leaders liked President Obama’s comments on education in his State of the Union speech, but they worried about his mandate to keep higher education costs affordable.

Possible Doubling of Flush Tax Worries Some Legislators

A number of legislators are concerned that Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal to raise the flush tax from $2.50 to $5 a month to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay could be too much for constituents to handle, especially in a bad economy.

O’Malley Introduces Updated Offshore Wind Bill

After failing in last year’s legislative session, Gov. Martin O’Malley is trying again with a new bill that would make offshore wind farming a viable energy source in Maryland.

Teacher Pension Shift a “Non-Starter,” Leggett Says

Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal to shift hundreds of millions of dollars in teacher pension costs from the state to the county level is “a non-starter,” Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said, after emerging from a meeting with the governor and county leaders from around the state.

O’Malley’s Budget Targets Maryland’s Highest Earners

Gov. Martin O’Malley is proposing capping income tax deductions and rolling back income tax exemptions for Maryland’s highest earners as part of his plan to close the $1 billion hole in the state’s $14 billion operating budget.