Sign up as a Citizen Journalist and get involved in Information Activism.
Sign Up for Watchdog Updates!
What do you do when your handpicked successor skips out on a manufacturing forum, highlighting the fact that the state you govern lost 26,000 manufacturing jobs since you took office?
Why issue a proclamation of course!
Because dusting off those advisory committees and kick starting those ad campaigns featuring politically favored businesses will turn this around:
Change Maryland chairman Larry Hogan, called the proclamation an “insult to the thousands of middle-class workers and their families who have struggled to find employment and make ends meet because of the O’Malley-Brown administrations misguided policies.”
Contrast the 26,000 manufacturing jobs lost since O’Malley’s inaugural with an increase of 34,000 government jobs over that same period, and you’ll see Maryland doesn’t have business climate so much as it has a government climate.
Tags: business climate, manufacturing jobs, Martin O'Malley
- Your Dollar Doesn’t Go Far in Maryland
- Uber Gets A Taste of Maryland’s Business Climate
- Beretta Moves Manufacturing Operations from Maryland to Tennessee
- Bond Ratings Not A Sign of Fiscal Responsibility
- Maryland GDP Growth Just 2.9 Percent since 2010