The Presidential Election is still two months away. But Md. Gov. Martin O’Malley’s role at the Democratic National Convention has many wondering if it’s the start of a run at the White House in 2016.
State education leaders aren’t happy with the end result of the 2012 General Assembly, and expect a special session to be called to address school spending and state aid. In its current form, the budget reduces or eliminates state aid in a number of areas, many of which deal with education spending.
Gov. Martin O’Malley continues to push for ways to raise much-needed revenue for transportation infrastructure projects. On Wednesday, O’Malley again suggested that adding a penny to the general state sales tax could be a more viable solution than the 6 percent gas tax.
Gov. Martin O’Malley defended his proposed six percent sales tax on gasoline before House and Senate committees Wednesday, saying Maryland needs to address crumbling transportation infrastructure and crippling traffic congestion.
President Obama’s call for an economy “built to last” was well-received by Maryland lawmakers — even Republicans.
Despite Maryland’s economic strengths, including a highly educated and skilled workforce, business leaders and others argue change is needed to make the state a more attractive place to do business.
Although the effects of fracking remain undefined, its threats are gaining credence as drilling creeps closer to Garrett and Allegany Counties.
The statehouse dome in Annapolis, which has been painted white for the last 180 years, is closed for a new paint job. Officials are now debating whether to keep the dome white, or re-paint it yellow.