O’Malley expresses thanks in Time magazine

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has written about what he is thankful for, as he winds down his two-terms as governor and weighs a presidential run in 2016.

O’Malley, a Democrat, offered some reflections on Time magazine’s website Thursday.

O’Malley reflected on work to improve education. The governor steered record funding to school construction and stopped tuition increases at public colleges during his first term.

The governor also noted immigration issues. He says he’s proud to know people who are in the United States illegally can now get driver’s licenses to drive more safely in Maryland. He also noted Maryland’s version of the Dream Act, which he signed into law. It enables people without legal status to pay in-state college tuition, if they or their parents have paid state taxes.