Asia Trip Cost More Than $144,000

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O’Malley’s recent 10-day trip to Asia cost about $144,000 for five people.

The O’Malley administration released the cost of the economic development trip to China, South Korea and Vietnam on Friday.

Airfare, meals and incidentals cost about $43,000. Hotels, meeting room rentals, ground transportation, cultural exchange gifts, visas, business cards and printing for a book added up to about $101,000.

The five people included O’Malley, governor’s office director Sam Clark, Director of Ethnic Commissions David Lee, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Christian Johansson and DBED’s Asia regional manager Brad Gillenwater.

The expenses do not include costs for the governor’s security detail. The trip included a 68-member delegation. Various
representatives from Maryland businesses who made the trip paid their own way.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Bob B says:

    Are you f^^^king kidding me? A$$h*les!!!

  2. Stephen Hernandez says:

    WHAT A JOKE !!!!! WE PAYED FOR IT….AND WHAT DO WE GET OUT OF IT ? HIGHER TAXES TO PAY FOR HIM AND HIS FLUNKIES NEXT TRIP !!!!!

  3. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    REMEMBER THIS TRIP EVERY TIME YOU CROSS A TOLL BRIDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. MM says:

    Maybe he should have taken the stink bug back with him!!!! Oh yea..and the other numerous evasive pests that have made their way here from Asia…..

  5. OMalleyIsAClown says:

    when you are in your 2nd term you are untouchable, someone needs to tell this clown to get back to the circus. maryland i hope you go bankrupt.

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