Gov. Martin O’Malley

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Maryland Passes Bill on Distracted Driving

A measure to increase penalties for distracted driving that cause serious accidents has been passed by the Maryland General Assembly.

04/07/2014

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$4.3M Pre-K Expansion Approved in Maryland

A $4.3 million expansion of pre-kindergarten has been approved by the Maryland General Assembly.

04/04/2014

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Md. Higher Education Secretary Leaving for Foundation

Maryland’s secretary of higher education is leaving her post to work for an education foundation.

03/31/2014

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Minimum Wage Increase in Md. Hits Senate Roadblock

The pay rate for social workers who help the developmentally disabled has become a roadblock for the minimum wage bill and legislators hope to reach a resolution.

03/20/2014

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Md. Panel Keeps Minimum Wage Statewide; Cuts Index to Inflation

A panel of Maryland lawmakers voted Monday to increase the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour over three years, but lawmakers stripped out a proposal to index future increases to inflation.

03/03/2014

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Gov. O’Malley: Minimum Wage Increase Is “Pretty Modest”

Maryland is already moving toward a “two-tier” minimum wage system, where counties will set their own minimums, Gov. Martin O’Malley said. But he wants $10.10 to be the statewide minimum and let counties raise it from there.

02/17/2014

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Md. Lawmaker Wants Probe of Exchange Procurement

A Maryland lawmaker on Tuesday renewed a call for an investigation into the state’s defective health care exchange with a focus on the procurement process of the exchange’s board, which has approved multimillion dollar contracts.

02/11/2014

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Minimum Wage Debate Focuses on Entire Md. Economy

As the debate shapes up over a possible minimum wage increase, the loudest voices on both sides are talking about Maryland’s whole economy — not just the plight of individual workers or employers.

02/11/2014

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Gov. O’Malley Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence

Gov. Martin O’Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown underscored their support for several domestic violence bills moving through the General Assembly at a rally Monday evening in Annapolis.

02/10/2014

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Meetings Set for Wage Bill, Health Exchange Panel

Gov. Martin O’Malley plans to testify in support of a minimum wage increase when House and Senate committees take up the bill this week.

02/10/2014

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