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Josh Kurtz: The House That Mike Built

Just before Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) became speaker in 2003, five of the six committees in the House of Delegates were led by...

Handgun Board Without Members After General Assembly Session

Maryland’s Handgun Permit Review Board is set to go dormant — at least temporarily.The General Assembly this year passed legislation to abolish the...

Winners and Losers of the 2019 General Assembly Session

It’s already been said a thousand times, but it bears repeating: This has been a General Assembly session like no other.It began on a...

Bill Would Change How Lt. Gov. Candidates Are Selected

A long-standing ritual of Maryland politics — the selection of gubernatorial running mates prior to the party primaries — would vanish if a measure...

Prominent Republicans Opening Annapolis Lobbying Shop (and Want a Democrat to Join Them)

A former chairman the Maryland Republican Party and the architect of Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s first campaign are among the players in a...

Speaker Busch Will Lie in State Under Rotunda

Maryland’s longest-serving House speaker will be honored in the State House and with funeral services next week.Michael E. Busch, who died at the...

Testing Court Broadcasting Ban, Podcaster Informs Judge of Upcoming Project

A Baltimore podcaster and journalist is testing the state’s prohibition on publicly broadcasting audio recordings of court proceedings.Amelia McDonell-Parry is host of the...

Busch Honored in Another House

The late Maryland Speaker of the House Michael E. Busch (D) was eulogized Tuesday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.Rep. Steny...

In Final Hours, Lawmakers Pass Prescription Drug, UMMS Reform, Clean Energy Bills

In a session marked by ailing leaders and an ambitious agenda propelled by a younger, more progressive class of Democratic lawmakers, the 439th General...

‘Sine Die, Mike. Sine Die.’

The 439th General Assembly adjourned a joint session in a moment of silence at midnight Monday night, and the only sound at the moment of...