Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley appeared optimistic at 8:30 p.m., but when the clock struck midnight his attitude shifted to anger.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is known for putting on a good face even in hard times, but when the General Assembly, as he said Monday night, “failed to protect the priorities that allow our state to move forward,” his smile disappeared. O’Malley appeared optimistic when speaking with reporters at about 8:30 p.m. on the last night of the 90-day legislative session, despite a looming midnight deadline for the legislature to pass key components of the state’s capital budget. The same could not be said at 12:40 a.m. (See video for a comparison) “This is not the sort of operating budget that this administration proposed after eight months of careful consideration, after $800 million in cuts and I think the people of our state have the right to…
Monday, April 9, 2012
The Governor offers his take on the 2012 General Assembly with a specific focus on the budget, with just over an hour to the close.
As the clock ticks down to midnight in Annapolis, Maryland lawmakers are frantically working to pass the state's budget. With just over an hour to go, Gov. Martin O'Malley met with State House reporters to give his take on the 2012 legislative session, speaking specifically about the budget. (See video) Be sure to check back with Patch for a full recap of the 2012 General Assembly. What issues were most important to you? How would you grade lawmakers' decisions? Start the conversation in the comments section below.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Kamenetz urges county residents to prepare, watch updates on county website.
UPDATED(3:09p.m.)—Gov. Martin O'Malley has declared a state of emergency for the state in advance of Hurricane Irene. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, in a statement released Thursday afternoon, urged county residents to prepare for the storm. "It is still unclear exactly what path the storm will take, but I encourage all County residents to be prepared to access emergency information if the storm arrives," Kamenetz said in the statement. "I appreciate the media's efforts in helping share this important information with the public." The county plans to provide storm-related updates on its website and Twitter account. A list of emergency supplies as well as recommendations for preparing for emergencies can be found on the county's website…