Tag Archives: Martin O’Malley

‘Rain, rain, go away, make O’Malley Democrats pay another way’ – Gov. Hogan announces effort repeal rain tax

“Passing a state law that forces counties to raise taxes on their citizens against their will is not the best way to address the issue,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Marylanders have made perfectly clear that further taxing struggling and already overtaxed Marylanders for the rain that falls on the roof of their homes was a mistake that needs to be corrected.”

End of the Dyson-Bohanan Political Dynasty May Signal the Advent of Replacement of Steny Hoyer

In 1974 Dyson was successful in seeking one of the three delegate seats shared by Charles and St. Mary’s Counties and led the ticket in the Democratic Primary, forever earning the animosity of then-Speaker of the House John Hanson Briscoe for piling up more votes than the Speaker in his home county.

Dyson went on to run and win the Democratic nomination for Congress just two years later and ran an unsuccessful campaign against incumbent Republican First District Congressman Bob Bauman. Bauman, a rising star in the GOP for his mastery of the rules of the House of Representatives was a thorn in the side of Speaker Tip O’Neill and Dyson’s campaign was able to attract national money to his effort, but the district was fully in Bauman’s camp

Maryland’s Landslide Larry meets the press as Governor-Elect!

Hogan told reporters a handful of times that he would not field specific questions regarding policy and tax reform right after election night, but made clear his determination to “get things done in a bipartisan fashion,” cut spending and “roll back as many of the 40 consecutive tax hikes as we can.”

Hogan is preparing a “transition team,” comprised of Republicans and Democrats, to help ease into the governor’s role. The team will be co-chaired by Jim Brady, who headed up the transition teams for past governors Parris Glendening, a Democrat, and Bob Ehrlich, a Republican; and lieutenant governor-elect Boyd Rutherford.

Even blue state Dems think its bonkers for O’Malley to run for Prez

Forty percent of Marylanders have a favorable opinion of Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, and 43 percent have an unfavorable opinion of him.

Nineteen percent of residents think Governor O’Malley should run for president in 2016, while 65 percent do not think he should run.

Where in the world is Martin O’Malley?

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has traveled coast-to-coast over the past year, campaigning preliminarily for a potential 2016 presidential bid and, in some cases, donating to politicians in influential states within five days of visiting. Expenditures by O’Malley’s PAC, the “O’Say Can You See” PAC, were detailed in reports to the Federal Election Commission Opensecrets.org.

Board of Public Works passes out millions for development rights for land unlikely to have ever been developed….follow the money

Maryland’s Rural Legacy Program provides funding to preserve large tracts of forestry and agricultural land and natural resources, and for environmental protection while sustaining land for natural resource-based industries. Enacted by the General Assembly in 1997, Maryland’s Rural Legacy Program has to date provided over $249 million to protect approximately 78,000 acres of valuable farmland, forests, and natural areas. The 11-member Rural Legacy Advisory Committee and the Rural Legacy Board, which is comprised of Maryland’s Agriculture, Natural Resources and Planning Secretaries, reviews grant applications annually

Letter: Now we know why Cindy Jones would assist the campaign of a liberal judge — she sold her endorsement

What we didn’t know then was why Cindy Jones would help a liberal Judge appointed by a liberal Governor, when she claims to be a conservative. Now we can piece together the full nature of the corruption. Cindy Jones sold her endorsement to Judge Densford and her vote to land developers (you may recall that last month she changed her vote on the issue of public sewer in Charlotte Hall and Mechanicsville). The real question that we must ask is if she sold her endorsement in support of our liberal Governor’s political appointee and she sold her vote as county commissioner to land developers then what will she do if she does win the State Senate seat?