Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley’s signature jobs program and his year as Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association have been highlighted by the press this year and were the subject of his press conference to reporters.
Martin O’Malley said “that one of the lessons learned from the George W. Bush administration is that trickledown economics does not work or create jobs.”
Other topics Included last week's elections and the current political climate. He also took questions from members of the Press Club.
Along with remarks on national issues, he discussed matters facing states, including unemployment, the economic stimulus and the budget deficits. He also talked about the impact of the 2010 health care law and illegal immigration and drug trafficking on Mexico border.
He also said that unlike the federal government, state legislators "have been able to make progress in challenging economic times by choosing a balanced approached- through cuts and strategic investments."
O'Malley was inaugurated for his second term as governor in January.