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O'Malley upbeat about uptick in Md. employment

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for O'Malley recent mug.jpgWith jobs a central issue in Maryland's race for governor, the Democratic incumbent got some welcome news Friday: The number of employed Marylanders increased for the first time in more than two years in March, with the state adding an estimated 35,800 jobs.

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) was quick to crow about the numbers in a statement, saying: "While we still have a way to go, these jobs numbers show that our economy is beginning to turn in a positive direction. We will continue to focus our energies on creating jobs, saving jobs and improving the conditions under which small businesses can create and save jobs in order to keep Maryland moving forward."

Former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), who is engaged in a rematch with O'Malley, is focusing on small-business issues for the second day in a row. Ehrlich is scheduled to meet Friday afternoon with employees of a supplier of construction materials in Waldorf. On Thursday, Ehrlich heard from small-business owners in Annapolis about challenges facing their businesses.

By John Wagner  |  April 16, 2010; 11:26 AM ET
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O'Malley also cheered Maryland's achievement of 31 consecutive sunrises in March. He credited his administration's pro-sun policies.

Posted by: member8 | April 16, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

In other news, the O'Malley administration denied reports that his administration's policies have led to an outbreak in pollen allergies. Senior administration officials blamed a deviant strand of the Swine Flu as the cause of the outbreak.

Posted by: george_w_bush0 | April 16, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

yeah, i know right. It's sheer coincidence that Maryland managed to add more jobs in March than any other state in the country.

Posted by: TheMarylander | April 16, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

those jobs are census jobs, gone in 2 months...

Posted by: DwightCollins | April 17, 2010 5:50 AM | Report abuse

The word is that Ehrlich has investigators secretly infiltrating the officials who make these projections. He wants to be back in his governing form.

Posted by: ajlerner1 | April 17, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

"O'Malley also cheered Maryland's achievement of 31 consecutive sunrises in March. He credited his administration's pro-sun policies."

But Mr. Ehrlich attributed those same sunrises to Mother Nature's liberal bias and claimed that it did not reflect the true values of Maryland voters

Posted by: grasonvilleed | April 17, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

a month or 2 ago omalley was bragging about 200 stinking jobs from gm and now he thinks 35000 new jobs? election year. He'll polish it up real good. He didn't brag much when he got the "worst governor of the year" award did he!!
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or $1.4 billion to illegal aliens last year, not including their health care or the millions of tax $$ going to their groups like casa de md who sends illegal aliens to work cash jobs at their day camps throughout md while most on welfare. O'malley knows it all and keeps it hush hush. He also knows illegal aliens are working our state highways and landscaping through subcontracts and he allows them to vote. wonder why. 30% of black americans out of work in balto. city yet omalley allows illegals to work. Amazing.

Posted by: amdactivist | April 17, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse


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