Md. gov calling for legislation to create jobs

AP News
Posted: Dec 02, 2009 2:08 PM

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says he believes the federal government should do more to preserve and create jobs with more investments in infrastructure like bridges, tunnels and roads.

The governor, who is meeting with the Democratic Governors Association in Washington on Wednesday, says he believes Congress should consider legislation to do more to stabilize state and county budgets.

O'Malley says that while the federal stimulus measure approved earlier this year has helped the nation avoid a depression, he doesn't think it went far enough in investing in larger projects that could employ more people for longer periods of time and lift the country out of the recession.