O'Malley's day

January 19, 2007|By Andrew A. Green | Andrew A. Green,Sun Reporter

Gov. Martin O'Malley's first full day in office began with a Cabinet meeting just hours after inaugural festivities ended and concluded with a birthday celebration with his family.

8 a.m. - Held a Cabinet meeting in the ceremonial reception room, where he was briefed on details of state government, such as how the highways are plowed during snowstorms.

9 a.m. - Briefed legislators on his $30 billion budget proposal.

11 a.m. - Left for Baltimore, where he watched Sheila Dixon be sworn in as mayor.

2 p.m. - Returned to Annapolis and held meetings with his new staff.

3 p.m. - Held the first news conference of his administration, unveiling his budget plan to the public.

4 p.m. - More meetings, and then a trip to the governor's mansion for a birthday dinner with his family. O'Malley turned 44 yesterday.

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