Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Governor Martin O'Malley said 12,000 jobs in the state could be lost.
Governor Martin O’Malley said Wednesday in Elkridge that Congress’s inability to compromise on budget cuts has led to a situation where across the board cuts could slow Maryland’s economic growth. O’Malley said that 12,000 jobs in the state could be lost due to sequestration. To put that number in perspective, the governor said approximately 30,000 jobs were created in the state last year. O'Malley's remarks came at FLIR Systems, a defense systems company in Elkridge, located at 6610 Amberton Dr.. “All of the great work that each of you does here is threatened by the uncertainty of the dysfunction in the halls of our House of Representatives,” said O’Malley. If Congress can’t reach a compromise on the approximately $84 billion in automatic…
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Baltimore County Public Schools, in partnership with tech firms, announced the launch of a three-year plan to increase the number of science, technology, engineering and math students.
Baltimore County Public Schools officials are partnering with tech industry professionals to meet the state’s demand to increase the number of students who pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math, known as STEM. Gov. Martin O’Malley wants to see triple the number of teachers in STEM shortage areas, and a 40 percent increase in the number of STEM college graduates by 2015. His request is based on a task force recommendation that was released in 2009, which indicated Maryland is “falling behind” in terms of producing such professionals. The Baltimore County STEM Alliance presented a plan to potential stakeholders Wednesday at the Crowne Plaza in Timonium on how they could entice students to enter these fields. Baltimore …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Gov. Martin O'Malley is focusing on job creation. How about you?
Losing weight? Quitting smoking? Spurring job creation? If you're the governor, your New Year's resolution might lean toward the latter (see video), but in most cases some sort of self-betterment might be sufficient. So let's have it! What are your plans for 2012? Sound off in the comments section, or post a video reply using the link contribution link above.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Lutherville-Timonium Patch readers have been vocal about the proposed tax hike. Where do you stand?
Gov. Martin O'Malley addressed a proposed gas tax increase during a round table discussion with reporters on Thursday. (See video.) The gas tax would increase by 15 cents over the next three years if the governor's recommendation passes in the upcoming Maryland General Assembly, which convenes on Jan. 11. The governor said Thursday that state infrastructure has traditionally been paid for by a flat tax on gasoline. He cited pointed out that in the early 1990s, when the 23-cent tax per gallon of gasoline was set, a gallon of gasoline cost no more than $1.50. "And that's the flat rate that we've been using to maintain an infrastructure that is becoming more far-flung, as land consumption has spread and as populations spread out as people …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
The governor appeared emotional when discussing the death of Jake Owen, who died from injuries sustained in a four-car pile-up on I-83.
Gov. Martin O'Malley broke from his speech Thursday outlining his administration's major accomplishments from 2011 and became emotional after mentioning the death of a 5-year-old who died in a motor vehicle accident Wednesday. O'Malley was detailing the declining death rates pertaining to homicides—juvenile, Baltimore city and statewide—as well as fire deaths and traffic deaths before acknowledging the "tragic day on our highways yesterday." Watch the video to see the governor's statement. At around 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, four cars traveling northbound on Interstate 83 toward Timonium collided into one another, forcing a Medevac transport for two children who were badly injured in the crash. One of the children, 5-year-old Jake Owen, …