Sunday, October 28, 2012
Sen. Ben Cardin announced a presidential declaration that gives Maryland federal aid and Gov. Martin O’Malley urged Maryland citizens to stay off the roads Monday at a press conference at MEMA.
President Barack Obama signed a pre-landfall state of emergency declaration for Maryland. The declaration provides federal resources from FEMA and Health and Human Services to state aid, Sen. Ben Cardin announced at a press conference at Maryland Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Reisterstown Sunday night. “Federal partners are here at your request,” he said. Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are working alongside state agencies at MEMA’s emergency operations center, which is fully staffed in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. Federal employees from Mississippi, Texas, South Carolina, Indiana and Kansas have come to Maryland’s aid, Cardin said. Military …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
View the schedule of notable speakers on opening night at the Democratic National Convention.
The Democratic National Convention kicks off at 5 p.m. in Charlotte, NC and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is among the notable speakers Tuesday evening. O'Malley is scheduled to lead off the 10 p.m. timeslot. Also speaking Tuesday from the Washington, DC region is former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine. Kaine, who will speak late in the 6-7 p.m. hour, is currently running for Senate. The list of notable speakers for Tuesday evening is below: The full schedule for Tuesday evening at the Democratic National Convention can be found on The Wall Street Journal. Related Stories: Join the local DNC conversation, follow Westminster Patch on Facebook. Want local news in your inbox? Subscribe to the free Westminster Patch daily newsletter.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Why do you think O'Malley showed up at and spoke out at the RNC?
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
By MATT MCNAB Capital News Service TAMPA, Fla. -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley made a surprise appearance in Tampa Tuesday, criticizing Republican candidate Mitt Romney and other high-profile Republicans, leading to a quick, critical response by the state's delegates. O'Malley appeared at the Democrats' "rapid-response" center just outside the convention's security perimeter at a press conference Tuesday, slamming Romney's economic plan and his record at Bain Capital. "Romney economics would spell disaster for America's middle class," he said. "Gov. Romney does not have what it takes to grow this economy. The lessons he learned as a corporate buyout specialist were not lessons that should be applied to a national economy." O'Malley, who …
Monday, July 2, 2012
The governor calls on residents to offer help to each other in the aftermath of the storm.
Monday, July 2, 2012
In a video message, Gov. Martin O'Malley encourages Marylanders to look out for one another and asks people with power and air conditioning to open up their homes to friends and family suffering in the heat.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley's office responds to a critical report.
A report released Monday by the State Integrity Investigation project drew some scathing remarks from a spokeswoman for Gov. Martin O'Malley. I highlighted the release of the report by the non-profit here on this blog yesterday and included several links to the review of all 50 states. The post wasn't intended to be a comprehensive report as much as an effort to let readers know it existed and show them where it could be found. Raquel Guillory, a spokeswoman for the governor, cried foul and sent an email detailing what the O'Malley administration sees as problems with the report. I'm presenting her email here unedited: Hey: I can't believe you guys put this up on your website without contacting us. The whole thing is very sketchy. The "…
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley's Smart Growth bill, which includes limiting development on septic tanks as well increasing the "flush fee", will get a hearing in Annapolis.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Gov. Martin O’Malley says some residents may be in the dark for days.
More than 450,000 households in Maryland remained without power 35 hours after peak rain and winds from Hurricane Irene hit the state, and the Baltimore area could experience outages until Friday, officials said Monday. “We have not stopped working since the storm hit,” Gov. Martin O'Malley said from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency’s Reisterstown headquarters. But many remained in the dark. "There are some people who are going to be without electricity for a long period of time—several days,” he said. “We will try our best to give you better estimates so you can make accommodations.” Peak power outages hit Sunday, with 822,000 homes' electricity knocked out by winds of up to 65 mph and heavy rain. Wind gusts peaked at 85 mph. BGE…