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Mon Jun 23, 2014, 10:56 AM

Need a reason to support Gov O'Malley?

"Best state in America: Maryland, for keeping college costs relatively stable"

"But in Maryland, public university tuition has risen at a slower rate than in any other state."

"A big part of Maryland’s success comes from a four-year tuition freeze, which Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) implemented in 2007. Every year since, the legislature has capped tuition hikes at just 3 percent a year. Between his first budget, in fiscal year 2008, and his latest, for 2015, the governor also increased higher-education funding by 34 percent, to $1.4 billion, O’Malley spokeswoman Nina Smith said, easing financial pressure on state schools. The extra money came from other parts of the budget and from higher taxes. More than 6,000 government jobs have been trimmed, and the O’Malley administration has cut $9.4 billion from the budget during his tenure. The state also increased sales, gas, corporate income and cigarette taxes."

From the WAPO article:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/best-state-in-america-maryland-for-keeping-college-costs-relatively-stable/2014/06/13/d094e256-f18a-11e3-914c-1fbd0614e2d4_story.html

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Reply Need a reason to support Gov O'Malley? (Original post)
FSogol Jun 2014 OP
monmouth3 Jun 2014 #1
JNelson6563 Jun 2014 #2
PADemD Jun 2014 #3
FSogol Jun 2014 #4
deutsey Jun 2014 #5
FSogol Jun 2014 #6

Response to FSogol (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 10:59 AM

1. The Governor is a breath of fresh air. I'm in Florida, I know of which I speak..LOL...n/t

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 11:02 AM

2. I've liked him for a long time.

Rock on Governor! I wish we had him running things in Michigan.

Julie

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 01:16 PM

3. Gov. O'Malley believes in good government, and he gets things done.

I first noticed Gov. O'Malley on one of the Sunday talk shows when he was the head of the Democratic Governor's Association. His rebuttal of right-wing talking points was impressive. He looks and acts Presidential.

He will get my vote in the PA primary, not Hillary Clinton.

There are several good videos of him on Youtube.

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Response to PADemD (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 01:18 PM

4. It's early, but he has my support.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 01:22 PM

5. He's my governor

I like him.

And, man, does he drive the right-wingers here totally ape shit.

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Response to deutsey (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 01:32 PM

6. +1. He's definite change from the stereotype of the East Coast Liberal. n/t

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