Here comes the offshore wind power
Shutterstock / F.SchmidtHere comes the offshore wind power …

Maryland is one big step closer to getting the offshore wind power that its residents want and its governor has fought for.

Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) has spent the past three years trying to convince lawmakers to approve his plans for a wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean to help power the state’s homes. On Monday, the General Assembly finally granted his wish with an 88-48 vote, following state Senate approval earlier this month.