Maryland Forward: 2011 in Review


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Governor Martin O'Malley presents a summary of Maryland's goals and achievements this past year.

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  • Examples of Nationally Recognized Cabinet Members: Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown – Past Chair of the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association. Secretary John Griffin (DNR) – Past Recipient of Distinguished Service Award from the National Governor's Association Secretary Gary Maynard (DPSCS) – Past President of the American Corrections Association (ACA); Daily Record 2011 Innovator of the Year; Secretary Joshua Sharfstein (DHMH) –  Appointed by President Obama as Principal Deputy Commissioner of the FDA Secretary Ray Skinner (DHCD) – Member, Board of Directors of the National Council of State Housing Agencies Kristen Mahoney, Executive Director of Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention – Past President, National Criminal Justice Association
  • Maryland has recovered 43% of the jobs lost during the recession – compared with a recovery rate of 28% nationally. As a comparison, Virginia has recovered 30.7% of the jobs it lost during the recession, 28% less than Maryland (Source: Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development).
  • Since January, Maryland has created 26,700 new jobs. 26,300 of those jobs were in the private sector—ranking 16 th nationally for private sector job growth during the January – November period. Maryland’s overall job growth for this period is the largest since 2005. As a comparison, Virginia has created 10,900 jobs during that period, with 3,300 in the private sector (ranking 41 st nationally for private sector growth). In November, Maryland saw the sharpest 1-month drop in its unemployment rate since January 1984 – to 6.9% 20% below the national unemployment rate. As a comparison, Virginia’s unemployment rate is 6.2%.
  • In 2011, for the third consecutive year, Ed Week magazine ranked Maryland’s public schools #1 best in the nation in its annual “Quality Counts” report. The percentage of Maryland seniors who earned a score of 3 or higher on one or more AP exams reached 26.4 percent in 2010, the highest percentage in the nation for the third straight year and 1.6 percentage points better than 2009, according to the College Board’s 2011 “Annual AP Report to the Nation.” 2011 MSA results showed that a record high percentage of Maryland elementary school students scored at proficient levels in reading and in math. A record high percentage of Maryland middle school students scored proficient in Math. The O’Malley Brown Administration has made college more affordable for more families – even while cutting a record $6.8 billion in state spending. Alone among the 50 states, Maryland froze in-state tuition at state colleges and universities four years in row. With these tough choices, Maryland’s ranking by the College Board for tuition at state 4-year institutions has improved from 7 th highest in the nation in FY 2005 to 23 rd highest in FY2012.
  • Governor O’Malley has set a goal to reduce violent crime in Maryland 20% by 2012, with 2006 the baseline. Since 2006, violent crime has decreased 17% (2010 data). This is the lowest level of violent crime incidents since 1978. The violent crime rate is the lowest rate ever recorded since UCR reporting began in 1975. In 2010, homicides were at the lowest rate since reporting began in 1975; in addition, juvenile homicides were down 40% since 2006.
  • According to preliminary data for 2011 from the Maryland State Police, homicides statewide are down 6.5% (with 28 fewer incidents reported) in Maryland from 2010 – 2011 and are projected to be the lowest numbers reported since 1986. According to these preliminary numbers , Baltimore City is on pace to have less than 200 homicides in 2011, which would be the lowest numbers reported since 1977. Only 2 other times since 1975 (1977 and 1978) has Baltimore City reported fewer than 200 homicides.
  • VPI: The O’Malley-Brown administration implemented the Violence Prevention Initiative in 2007 to identify the most dangerous individuals under DPP supervision and place them under enhanced supervision and containment plans. Total Population. Currently, there are over 2,100 offenders under VPI supervision. VPI-1 Contacts. Hand-selected DPP agents are responsible for maintaining the enhanced supervision standards set forth in VPI. This year, DPP set a goal of maintaining VPI-1 contacts at three per week. We have met that goal every month this year.
  • There are currently 133 networked LPR units deployed across the state, allowing 41 state and local law enforcement agencies to quickly share information. In November, there were 156 queries on the LPR system, up from 24 in January, representing a dramatic increase in use.
  • Since 2006, the number of uploaded DNA samples has more than tripled, while the number of DNA hits to CODIS has quadrupled. Since 2007, law enforcement has made 432 arrests due to positive hits from the DNA database. These arrests ranged from murders to rapes, robberies, and burglaries. Notable 2011 DNA success stories A discarded cigarette butt led to the arrest of a suspect who stabbed and killed a 91 year old woman during a burglary. He is being charged with 1 st degree murder, 2 counts of assault, robbery, and theft. This offender previously had his DNA collected after being arrested for burglary.   An Owings Mills man who was convicted of his wife’s murder in 2008 had another 20 years tacked onto his sentence after DNA linked him to a 2001 rape. He was convicted of this rape in November 2011. A man was charged with raping a 13 year old girl after DNA evidence linked him to the crime. DNA evidence was previously collected from a CDS conviction.
  • In 2011, Maryland achieved its first 2-Year milestone targets for reducing pollutants into the Chesapeake Bay. The State is now working with partners to develop Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) targets.
  • In FY 2012, Maryland approved a record 567,252 acres of cover crop enrollment. Cover crops are one of the most cost-effective means of helping to restore the Chesapeake Bay. These acres were requested by a record of over 1,750 farmers.
  • Since 2007, the O’Malley-Brown administration has worked to reduce per capita peak energy demand by 6.25% -- 42 percent of the way toward the administration’s goal to reduce per capita peak demand 15% by 2015.
  • The Port of Baltimore ranks 11th nationally for the total dollar value of cargo and 13th for the amount of cargo tonnage handled out of 44 port districts in the U.S. Out of about 360 U.S. ports, the Port of Baltimore ranks as the top port in the nation for handling farm and construction machinery, trucks, imported forest products, imported gypsum, imported sugar, imported salt, and imported iron ore. During the first six months of 2011, Baltimore handled more auto tonnage than any other U.S. port. Baltimore ranks second in the U.S. for exported coal and imported aluminum. Number of cruise passengers through October totaled 212,821 on 89 cruises, which exceeds the previous record of 210,549 passengers on 90 cruises in 2010. In July 2011, the airport saw 2.2 million passengers, the busiest month ever. Through October, the airport had experienced passenger growth in 26 of the past 29 months and set records in 15 of the past 18 months.
  • Since taking office, the O’Malley-Brown administration has been working to expand healthcare to more than 300,000 previously uninsured Marylanders, approximately half of them children.
  • To ensure the health and well being of Maryland’s infants, the O’Malley-Brown Administration set a goal to reduce infant mortality in Maryland 10% by 2012. As of 2010, infant mortality is down by 16% to its lowest level ever recorded – meeting and exceeding the 2012 goal.
  • The O’Malley-Brown administration has worked to increase the number of average daily active patients in State-funded substance abuse treatment 22% between the baseline year of FY 2008 and FY 2011.
  • Maryland Forward: 2011 in Review

    1. 1. 2011: The Year in Review December 29, 2011
    2. 2. <ul><li>Creating Jobs is Our #1 Priority </li></ul><ul><ul><li>26,700 new jobs so far this year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Largest single-month drop in unemployment rate since 1984 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expanding Skills & Opportunity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 Best Public Schools in America in 2011 -- 3 rd Year in a Row </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Safer Maryland for Families </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowest Crime Level Since 1975 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Smart, Green and Growing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieved 2-Year Milestone Targets for Reducing Pollutants into the Chesapeake Bay </li></ul></ul>Where We Are Today… “… Progress on one of these fronts requires progress on all....”
    3. 3. <ul><li>It All Starts with Fiscal Responsibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting Spending Affordability Committee Guidelines for 5 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A balanced approach to budgeting that included $6.8 billion in cuts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An improved fiscal climate that led to higher fund balances at the end of FY2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Triple A bond rating certified by all three agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maryland is one of only 8 States; ratings re-affirmed in 2011 </li></ul></ul></ul>Making Government Work &quot;The stable outlook reflects our view of Maryland’s economic strength and historically strong financial and debt management policies,... the state has proactively responded to the recent budget structural imbalance &quot; - Standard and Poor’s, upon affirming Maryland's AAA Bond Rating
    4. 4. <ul><li>Managing for Results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nationally-Recognized Performance Management System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High-performing, Nationally-Recognized Cabinet and Staff who Deliver Results and Ensure Accountability </li></ul></ul>Making Government Work
    5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Agency audit findings are reviewed regularly through StateStat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total findings dropped from 1,045 in FY2007 to 844 in FY2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeat findings have steadily fallen; from 45% in FY2005 to 26% in FY2011 </li></ul></ul>Improving Accountability Making Government Work
    6. 6. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs Post-Recession Jobs Recovery
    7. 7. In 2011, Maryland created 8x as many private sector Jobs as Virginia, and 2.5x as many total jobs. 26,300 3,300 98.5 % of new jobs in private sector 30.28 % of new jobs in private Sector Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
    8. 8. <ul><li>Maryland Public Schools Ranked & Recognized in 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 Best Public Schools in America 3 Years Running </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 in AP Achievement 3 Years Running </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record MSA scores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$6.9 Billion of $14.7 Billion FY12 Budget Invested in Public K-12 and Higher Education. </li></ul></ul>Making College Affordable for More Families Skills & Opportunity
    9. 9. Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reports Violent Crime is Down 17% Since 2006 A Safer Maryland
    10. 10. * 2011 data is preliminary and is pulled from MSP’s daily report Source: Maryland State Police A Safer Maryland
    11. 11. VPI: Targeting Violent Offenders A Safer Maryland
    12. 12. <ul><li>Strategic Use of Technology: LPR’s </li></ul>A Safer Maryland
    13. 13. Innovative Security Solutions: DNA A Safer Maryland
    14. 14. Maryland's 2-Year Year Milestone Goal and Accomplishments, 2009-2011 Original Plan (pounds of N) Actual Progress (pounds of N) % of Goal Achieved Implement Best Farming Practices 2,082,000 2,046,000 98% Reduce Pollution from Urban Areas 1,771,000 1,784,000 101% Restore Natural Filters on Public Lands 52,700 40,600 77% Total Reductions 3,750,000 3,871,000 103%
    15. 15. Sustainability: Smart, Green & Growing Record Cover Crop Enrollment in FY 2012
    16. 16. Sustainability: Smart, Green & Growing Reducing Maryland’s Per Capita Peak Demand
    17. 17. <ul><li>Investing in Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Red line/Purple Line </li></ul><ul><li>Both projects granted federal approval to enter the preliminary engineering phase of planning </li></ul><ul><li>President Obama selected the Red Line as one of 14 infrastructure projects across the country to get an expedited permitting and environmental review process </li></ul><ul><li>Total state funding for the Red and Purple lines is $70 million in FY2012 </li></ul>Sustainability: Transportation 2011 2013 2015 2020 Operations Construction Final Design Preliminary Engineering
    18. 18. <ul><li>Record Years for BWI and the Port of Baltimore </li></ul><ul><li>The Port of Baltimore handled 43,057 autos in October, breaking the previous record set in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Record number of cruise passengers leaving from the Port for the third straight year </li></ul><ul><li>Record number of passengers for BWI with 22 million arriving or departing </li></ul>Sustainability: Transportation
    19. 19. Expanded Health Care to 300,000 Previously Uninsured Marylanders Since 2007 A Healthier Maryland
    20. 20. On-Time Processing of Benefit Approvals at or Exceeding Targeted Rate since October 2010 Through performance management and weekly monitoring, the O'Malley-Brown administration has worked with local partners to increase statewide on-time &quot;Approval or Denied&quot; rates for benefit programs to 96% in all 5 benefit categories since October 2010. This complies with a court order requiring compliance by December 2010 (100 percent compliance with a 4 percent error rate) A Healthier Maryland
    21. 21. Maryland's Infant Mortality Rate is Down 16% Since 2008 A Healthier Maryland
    22. 22. Average Daily Active Drug Treatment Patients Increased 22% Since FY 2008 A Healthier Maryland
    23. 23. <ul><li>A fiscally responsible budget that meets Spending Affordability Committee guidelines for the 6 th consecutive year while protecting and furthering progress on the shared priorities of Marylanders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating Jobs for Maryland Families </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving Public Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving Public Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preserving our Natural Environment </li></ul></ul>Looking Ahead