Saturday, May 02, 2009

O'Malley Will Run Again! Governor and Lt. Governor to Plan for 2010 Re-election!

Current Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will be planning for their re-election next year in 2010. He announced his plan in a meeting with Fredrick County Democrats. Anthony Brown told 130 people in attendance in the meeting that "their administration is focusing on job creation, providing education funding and eliminating childhood hunger."

He also mentioned about the current recession that Maryland is doing a lot better than in other states "but that doesn't mean that people aren't struggling in our communities".

Interestingly Republicans still outnumber Democrats in the county. While the Governor were elected with about 53 percent of the vote in 2006, defeating incumbent Republican Robert Ehrlich voters in Frederick county however, favored Ehrlich by a wide margin.

But the real question remains: What will be their priorities for next year election?

Brown: we're running for re-election
Lt. governor says he and O'Malley will run in 2010

North American Influenza Update

Now for current updates for the so-called "Swine Flu" in the Maryland region which is really should be called the North American Influenza, since this flu did not came from pigs.

Four schools in the State of Maryland are being closed for an extended period to isolate cases of the influenza. Those schools are Rockville High School in Montgomery County, Montpelier Elementary School in Prince Georges County, Milford Mill Academy in Baltimore County, and Folger McKinsey Elementary in Anne Arundel County. Those schools will be closed for a period of two weeks to prevent the spread of this season's influenza.

These schools are closed are based on new guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and discussions with other State Governors on a conference call today, the Maryland State Government will close any public or private school and cease all extracurricular activities for up to two weeks in the event a student is deemed "probable" for the H1N1 influenza virus.

So what to do to prevent getting this virus. Surprisenly simple things you can do: Wash your hands after touching possible containmiated surfaces and cover your mouth when sneezing.


Governor Martin O’Malley Declares Public Health Emergency

Md. Schools Hit by Flu Staying Shut For a While