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Thursday, January 31, 2013

State Of The State: GOP Skeptical Of O'Malley's Plans For Guns, Taxes

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is at it again, a prominent Maryland Republican said Wednesday.

Sen. E.J. Pipkin, R-Cecil, the minority leader of the state Senate, called O'Malley's 2013 State of the State address a "national agenda speech," noting that O'Malley has aspirations for higher office after his service as Maryland's governor is over.

O'Malley's second term as governor - his last, under term limits - ends in January 2015. There is speculation he will run for president in 2016, but he hasn't announced his intentions.

In the speech, O'Malley implored legislators to ban military-style assault weapons, tighten handgun licensing requirements and increase school security.


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