8,100 New Jobs Created In Md. Last Month

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Unemployment numbers fueled pessimism among investors in the national stock markets.

But here in Maryland there was some positive news. There were 8,100 new jobs created in our state last month.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in Maryland is 7.2 percent, still below the national average of 9.1 percent.

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  1. beerForbreakfastDem says:

    8,100 new clerks that process unemployment checks and applications for food stamps. VA has a surplus and this blood sucking state is still raising property taxes on people who have lost 30-40% of their homes value.

    Thanks OMALLEY!

  2. TAXOMALLEY says:

    O’Malley puts tax increases on the table for 2012 legislature
    Governor says moves are unlikely before federal budget decisions

    By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun

    3:17 PM EDT, August 20, 2011

    OCEAN CITY —Advertisement

    Gov. Martin O’Malley signaled that tax increases could be in the cards during next year’s legislative session, though he said any state action would depend on congressional budget-cutting decisions this winter.

    In a speech to local government leaders Saturday, the Democratic governor trumpeted Maryland as a leader in job creation among the states and highlighted leaner government spending in the last five years. But he said the state’s economic well-being remains threatened by uncertainty about the federal budget.

    “Any further help from Washington is doubtful, and more serious hurt to all state economics from the narrow-minded faction of jobs-obstructionists in Congress is very likely,” O’Malley said. “We must be willing to adapt. … We will have to make more cuts, and at the same time — to protect our children’s future — we must be open to new revenues.”

    Speaking to reporters after delivering the keynote address at the Maryland Association of Counties summer conference, O’Malley declined to go into detail. He said conversations about new revenues should wait until after the congressional “super committee” tasked with cutting the federal budget deficit makes its recommendations in December. He said because of that timetable, it’s unlikely that taxes would come up in the General Assembly’s special legislative session this October.

    “I think we have to be ready for what damage might be to the state economy by a very unpredictable balance in Congress,” said O’Malley, a Democrat. He would not describe what could be on the table for tax increases, saying, “I’m not talking about those today.”

    O’Malley stressed job creation as a way to weather economic uncertainty with the state budget’s looming $1 billion deficit, and said upcoming budget discussions will be affected by several shortfalls: general revenues, “flush tax” money that pays for waste water improvements, and transportation funding. He called for a “balanced approach” between funding decreases and tax increase.

    Sen. E.J. Pipkin, a Republican who represents parts of the Eastern Shore, called O’Malley’s remarks, “way out of balance and way out of touch.”

    “This governor, every opportunity, talks about more taxes and more spending,” said Pipkin. “It’s time to get out of the hole.”

    House Speaker Michael E. Busch, a Democrat, said discussion of possible tax increases would wait till next year unless there is some “catastrophic event.” Busch said possible revenue streams include an increase in the gas tax, which hasn’t been raised since 1992.

    “They’re all going to be discussed,” said Busch.

    But Busch said the state budget should invest in assets such as public education through investments in capital infrastructure. He estimated that there’s a $6 to $8 billion school maintenance backlog statewide. That work could create up to 25,000 jobs if the state could pay for it, he said.

    This year’s state budget includes $9.3 billion in federal money. Congress’ deficit-reduction committee will make its recommendations, which could include cuts to transportation funding and Medicaid, by early December.

    Anne Arundel County Councilman Jerry Walker, a Republican who listened to O’Malley’s speech, said he wasn’t sure what to make of O’Malley’s remarks about new revenues.

    “I hope it’s not tax increases,” he said.

    1. Isabella says:

      The pie’s not BIG enough?!! Maybe if the Gov eliminated the big slice he wants to set aside for the the in-state college benefit to the children of illegal immigrants, there’d be a serving left for education, public safety or transportation. This guy is way too generous with everyone elses money.

      1. A CONCERNED MARYLANDER. says:

        MARYLANDERS SHOULD REALLY UPSET OVER THE IN-STATE COLLEGE CREDIT FOR ILLEGALS.I KNOW A YOUNG MAN WHO IN A.A.COUNTRY.NEAR CATONSVILLE CC.HE DOESN’T HAVE A CAR SO SINCE IT’S CLOSER HE CHOSE THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE.HOWEVER,HE HAS TO PAY AN OUT OF COUNTY PREMIUM.

  3. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    WHERE are they? How much do they pay??

  4. .Concern says:

    Maryland Food Bank & Fuel Fund of Maryland listed at Charity Search Engines.

  5. RANDALL STEED says:

    REMEMBER THE DEFINITION OF A DEMOCRAT.
    ONE WHO HAS NEVER MET A TAX THEY DIDN’T LIKE OR HIKE.
    HA HA

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