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O’Malley works bills that have run into resistance

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley is pushing to persuade lawmakers to support several of his priority bills that have run into resistance in the General Assembly.

O’Malley made appearances in both the House and Senate on Friday. He told reporters afterward that he’s working on reviving a bill to develop offshore wind energy in Maryland. Some lawmakers have been reluctant to back the measure because it would raise electricity bills.

O’Malley also is working to boost support for his proposal for a $100 million tax credit program to help high-tech industries get start-up money in Maryland to generate jobs. Costs of the initiative have raised concerns on that bill, too. O’Malley says he believes the Invest Maryland initiative is making progress.

The General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn April 11.