While the governor says state officials continue to work with federal authorities in the wake of the indictments at the Baltimore City Detention Center, Republican leaders in Annapolis are calling for an outside audit of the state prison system.
As lawmakers begin the ninth week of the 2013 Maryland General Assembly session, Governor Martin O'Malley, House Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Mike Miller have unveiled a plan to boost some transportation taxes to pay for roads and bridges.
In his first comments since the firing of the head of security at the Baltimore Detention Center, Governor Martin O'Malley again expressed confidence in the state's prisons chief. He also was confronted by a producer for "The O'Reilly Factor.
Governor Martin O'Malley praised the state's prisons chief during an appearance before the Board of Public Works. The board was considering a settlement with a former inmate who sued the state over a prison beating.