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  • BOSTON CARDINAL O'MALLEY WITHDRAWS CARITAS CHRISTI FROM POTENTIAL ABORTION SCANDAL

    06/28/2009 11:07:40 AM PDT · by Sons of Union Vets · 8 replies · 900+ views
    PRNewswire-USNewswire ^ | June 26, 2009 | American Life League
    WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from American Life League president Judie Brown regarding Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley's announcement that archdiocese-affiliated Caritas Christi Healthcare has withdrawn ownership of CeltiCare Health Plan. The announcement comes only two days after A.L.L. announced it would launch an investigation into the scandal.(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081105/DC44231LOGO ) "Praise God! After months of tireless effort from American Life League and pro-life heroes in Boston and around the country to expose a potential scandal only days away from becoming a tragic betrayal of Catholicism's unwavering commitment to the dignity of the human person, Cardinal Sean...
  • Boston Cardinal O'Malley Withdraws Caritas Christi From Potential Abortion Scandal

    06/27/2009 3:32:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 868+ views
    all ^ | June 26, 2009
    WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from American Life League president Judie Brown regarding Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley's announcement that archdiocese-affiliated Caritas Christi Healthcare has withdrawn ownership of CeltiCare Health Plan. The announcement comes only two days after A.L.L. announced it would launch an investigation into the scandal. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081105/DC44231LOGO ) "Praise God! After months of tireless effort from American Life League and pro-life heroes in Boston and around the country to expose a potential scandal only days away from becoming a tragic betrayal of Catholicism's unwavering commitment to the dignity of the human person, Cardinal...
  • [Maryland] Senate panel OKs eminent domain bill for Preakness

    04/11/2009 5:12:57 AM PDT · by JustSurrounded · 24 replies · 1,034+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 10, 2009 | Michael Drost
    A Maryland Senate budget panel approved a bill Thursday that will give Gov. Martin O'Malley the authority to assert eminent domain in an effort to keep horse racing's Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee voted 11-4 in favor of the legislation, which will allow the state to either purchase or exercise eminent domain over the rights to the Preakness and the race track on which it is run, the Pimlico Race Course. The bill would also extend the state's eminent domain authority over Laurel Park and the Bowie Race Course Training Center. Mr. O'Malley, a Democrat,...
  • Sanford fires back [responds to attacks from Gov. O'Malley, D-Md.]

    02/22/2009 2:32:07 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 1,129+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2009-02-02 | Domenico Montanaro
    South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford struck a feisty tone Saturday night, responding directly to Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley’s call earlier in the day for “fringe” Republican governors opposed to stimulus funds to "step aside." "I don't see folks [here], who are really wired to step aside," Sanford said to applause from the GOP crowd in "The Crystal Room," an ornate dining room, complete with cascading chandeliers and 15-foot high green marble columns, at the upscale Willard Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Washington, two blocks from the White House. At the Republican Governors Association dinner -- in part, a thank you to...
  • Freep this pole

    12/05/2008 5:35:28 PM PST · by stevecmd · 34 replies · 629+ views
    Do you support Gov. Martin O'Malley's reported proposal to save $34.4 million by temporarily furloughing state employees and shutting down state government operations for two days?
  • O'Malley presses public to back slots (MD)

    05/08/2008 11:13:07 AM PDT · by JZelle · 9 replies · 160+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-8-08 | Brian Witte
    ANNAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley said yesterday that if a referendum on slot-machine gambling fails in November, "it'll be back to the drawing board with a lot of unpopular choices, and I don't think any of us wants to go there." Mr. O'Malley said during an interview on WCBC-AM in Cumberland, Md., that the money Maryland would eventually get from slot machines would constitute about 25 percent of what's needed to balance the state's budget in coming years. The rest of the money to handle Maryland's projected deficit comes from about $1.4 billion in tax increases approved last November...
  • Panel OKs income tax rise (MD)

    04/03/2008 11:46:03 AM PDT · by JZelle · 14 replies · 56+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-3-08 | Tom LoBianco
    ANNAPOLIS — A Senate committee voted yesterday to increase the income tax on Maryland's highest wage earners. Members of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee voted 10-5 to increase the personal income tax on residents who earn $1 million or more, as part of a plan to repeal the tax on computer services they passed in November. "If you repeal the computer-services tax, you're going to have to backfill it with something," said Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., Southern Maryland Democrat. "It's political. It's a very political vote." Committee members rejected a proposal from Sen. Richard S. Madaleno...
  • Computer tax repeal eyed (MD)

    03/14/2008 11:19:19 AM PDT · by JZelle · 14 replies · 438+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-14-08 | Brian Witte
    DUNDALK, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley said yesterday he would support repealing a tax on computer services if an alternative is found, because he now thinks the tax could have repercussions on Maryland's economy. Instead, Mr. O'Malley said he supports a higher income tax on the very wealthy, which is closer to what he originally proposed during November's special legislative session to tackle the state's $1.7 billion structural deficit. "I've never been a big fan of the computer tax, and the more we look at it and the more we look at the potential downsides of the computer tax,...
  • Tech tax opponents raise the heat on lawmakers

    03/14/2008 4:03:47 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 3 replies · 248+ views
    AP, via Philadelphia Examiner ^ | March 12, 2008 | Brian Witte
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Maryland Senate shot down a proposal to make room in the state's budget to repeal a highly criticized tax on computer services on Wednesday, but rising heat from the industry has lawmakers considering ways to soften the blow. On a day when opponents rallied against the so-called "Tech Tax," Sen. David Brinkley, R-Frederick, proposed an amendment to the Senate's budget bill to make up for an estimated $214 million the tax is estimated to generate.(snip) "This was a bad idea from the start," Brinkley said. "The question now is what do we do ... How do...
  • O'Malley places top aides in new pay grade (MD)

    03/11/2008 10:56:22 AM PDT · by JZelle · 15 replies · 479+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-11-08 | Tom LoBianco
    ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O'Malley created a new pay grade for top members of his administration, including Public Service Commission Chairman Steven B. Larsen, according to documents obtained by The Washington Times. The discovery follows recent findings that Mr. O'Malley, a Democrat, gave more than $600,000 in pay raises to 47 of his top aides, even as state workers face potential cuts in pay raises. Under the new pay grade, EX91, Mr. O'Malley will pay four employees as much as $235,000. The previous cap for high-ranking employees of a Maryland governor was $159,632, but governors frequently exceeded the figure. "The...
  • Poll: Taxes, economy are top concerns (MD)

    03/05/2008 11:17:54 AM PST · by JZelle · 1 replies · 111+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-5-08 | Tom LoBianco
    ANNAPOLIS — Maryland residents are worried about the economy and taxes, according to poll results to be released today that show Gov. Martin O'Malley's popularity continuing to slide. Marylanders gave Mr. O'Malley a 37 percent job-approval rating, down two points from January, while 48 percent said they disapprove of the job he's doing, according to the poll conducted by Gonzales Research and Marketing Strategies of Annapolis. Mr. O'Malley's support among Democrats dropped slightly from January, from 52 to 48 percent. The number of independents disapproving of his performance jumped 12 points over the same time, to 51 percent, which carries...
  • Constellation files suit against Md.

    03/04/2008 8:09:30 PM PST · by George - the Other · 3 replies · 144+ views
    Baltimore Examiner ^ | March 4, 2008 | Aaron Cahall
    (Here are the comments about Governor Martin Owe'Malley that follows the article ...) <><><><><><> Comments from Baltimore Examiner Readers - -> Examiner Reader said: 9:38 I hope the voters of Omalley get all that is coming to them. I love when they commplain about bills. Maybe next time they will be careful who they vote for. That will never happen because Baltimore City is going to vote for another Omalley feat they lose their free handouts. PG and Montgomery county will do the same thing in fear they will lose their government jobs and have to do real work Suffer...
  • State budget still in trouble (MD)

    02/16/2008 8:55:54 AM PST · by JZelle · 10 replies · 60+ views
    FrederickNewsPost.com ^ | 2-16-08 | Meg Bernhardt
    ANNAPOLIS -- Frederick County's lawmakers serving on state budget committees are preparing for between $100 million and $300 million in cuts to the governor's proposed fiscal 2009 budget. The cuts come just a few months after lawmakers met in special session, passing tax increases and pushing for a skinnier budget as a way to address an anticipated $1.5 billion deficit. Delegate Galen Clagett, a Democrat representing Frederick County, attended a meeting with other leaders of the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday and said they plan to cut between $100 million and $300 million to make up for projections in revenue...
  • Lawmakers to study O'Malley's initiatives (MD)

    02/12/2008 11:11:07 AM PST · by JZelle · 3 replies · 118+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-12-08 | Tom LoBianco
    ANNAPOLIS — While Gov. Martin O'Malley is out stumping with other political leaders for their presidential picks today, lawmakers will be weighing some of the governor's top priorities in the Maryland Capitol. Senate and House committees will consider O'Malley administration proposals to curb energy use by 15 percent, crack down on mortgage lenders and increase state investments in renewable energy — hallmarks of the governor's second legislative package. The governor's proposals to conserve energy will be overshadowed by today's presidential primary, said Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Baltimore Democrat and chairman of the committee hearing Mr. O'Malley's energy legislation today. "This is...
  • Making 'Real ID' real (or don't deny illegals their right to drive)

    02/07/2008 8:29:01 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 23 replies · 92+ views
    baltimore sun ^ | February 7, 2008 | Robert Koulish
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's decision to cooperate with the Bush administration on Real ID is a mistake. The decision turns clerks at Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration into immigration officers, forcing them to ask prospective drivers about their immigration status and then assess the validity of documents - a troublesome chore even for well-trained immigration officers. Moreover, Real ID will push illegal immigrants further into the shadows, where they will be deterred from reporting crimes to police or using emergency rooms. Because those who drive will not have a license or liability insurance, the risk for all drivers will likely increase. Although...
  • O'Malley banks on a Democrat (RealID)

    02/07/2008 11:10:51 AM PST · by JZelle · 9 replies · 84+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-7-08 | Tom LoBianco
    ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O'Malley told lawmakers yesterday he hopes a Democrat will win the presidential election this fall, which will save him from implementing a federal law that allows only U.S. citizens to receive driver's licenses. "I was very pleased," said Sen. Jennie M. Forehand, Montgomery Democrat, who attended the Women's Legislative Caucus breakfast where Mr. O'Malley made the statement. Mr. O'Malley, a Democrat, said he is primarily concerned about the cost of the program, known as the Real ID Act, after saying last month he would implement the law by Jan. 1, 2010. Supporters of the federal program...
  • Constellation a no-show (MD Electric)

    02/07/2008 11:25:36 AM PST · by JZelle · 6 replies · 62+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-7-08 | Brian Witte
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Constellation Energy frustrated Maryland regulators yesterday by skipping a hearing to discuss costs passed on to consumers because of deregulation, highlighting a standoff between the state and the utility over increasing energy costs. The state's Public Service Commission scheduled the hearing to address Constellation's complaints about recent commission reports on costs and decommissioning expenses for nuclear power plants at Calvert Cliffs, which were transferred to Constellation under a 1999 settlement. An order for the hearing specifically required the attendance of Constellation subsidiary Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. (BGE) and "invited" Constellation to attend to answer questions more...
  • O'Malley to restore utilities control (MD)

    02/01/2008 12:09:00 PM PST · by JZelle · 9 replies · 78+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-1-08 | Brian Witte
    ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O'Malley yesterday said he plans to do all he can to restore state regulatory power over utilities, a day after Constellation Energy announced a lawsuit to recoup $386 million it says Maryland shouldn't have forced them to give customers. "I also want to add that we will spare no expense when it comes to investing in whatever additional legal help that we need, or whatever professional experts and consultants we need, or expert witnesses in order to stand up for the best interests for the people of our state," Mr. O'Malley said. The governor, who reconfigured...
  • O'Malley finding Warner's path rough

    01/28/2008 11:48:14 AM PST · by JZelle · 5 replies · 47+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-28-08 | Tom LoBianco
    ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O'Malley's top staffers pitched the governor's $1.4 billion tax plan passed during the recent special General Assembly session as a political effort akin to the one former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner passed in 2004, which elevated him to national political prominence. Mr. Warner was hailed in national Democratic circles for doing the near-impossible: increasing taxes and improving his approval rating. But after Maryland's special session closed in November, Mr. O'Malley's public-approval rating dropped — not the outcome called for in the Warner playbook. An analysis by The Washington Times and interviews with key Virginia leaders shows...
  • Why we tax (Lib Balt Sun on critical taxes and growing Government)

    01/24/2008 8:34:10 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 21 replies · 80+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | January 24, 2008 | sun editorial
    With Wall Street on a slide, the Federal Reserve cutting interest rates, record numbers of homeowners facing foreclosure and economists talking recession, people might very well be wondering if the tax increases approved last November by the Maryland General Assembly were ill-timed. Yesterday, Gov. Martin O'Malley used his annual State of the State address to offer a spirited, if somewhat belated, defense of that decision. The governor's argument can be boiled down to two points. First, Maryland needed to correct a neglected structural budget deficit that spanned two previous administrations and was only going to get worse. That's a debilitating...