Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., the longest-serving state Senate president in U.S. history and titan of Maryland politics for decades, lay in state Friday at the State House in Annapolis. As a longtime Prince George’s County “political godfather,” members of the Clinton, Maryland, community who paid their respects Thursday during an escort detail remembered Miller for his endlessly kind heart, constant generosity and endearing presence.
Family, friends, and public officials gathered to say a final goodbye to former Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch, whose funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday.
On Sunday, Michael Busch passed away. He was 72. Busch spent over three decades in the Maryland House of Delegates, and 16 years as the Speaker. He was a mentor to both sides of the aisle, a staple of Maryland politics, and a friend to many. As the general assembly wrapped up, everyone’s hearts were with the late Speaker.
Members of the General Assembly from Baltimore said they have confidence in ex-officio Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young, the city council’s president, after meeting with him early Tuesday morning. Young is taking over the city’s helm after Mayor Catherine Pugh — who is under scrutiny for undeclared sales of children’s books to and through organizations doing business with the city — stepped aside for health reasons.
Two days after the Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics released a damaging 16-page report on what it called an “ongoing pattern of bullying and abusive workplace behavior” the Maryland House of Delegates voted to reprimand Baltimore County Delegate Jay Jalisi.
Governor Larry Hogan signed seven bills while two of his vetoes were overridden. Meanwhile, Maryland joined 19 other states to sue the federal government over citizenship questions on the 2020 census.
Hundreds of private school students, faculty, parents and supporters piled onto Lawyers Mall on Tuesday for a rally to support Gov. Larry Hogan’s funding for nonpublic schools.
Following the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida, Governor Larry Hogan says he wants to make sure that something like that never happens in Maryland.
Governor Hogan, having already put a public face to the battle against skin cancer with his own recent treatment for non-malignant skin lesions, joined in urging Maryland residents to get regular screenings.
It’s no secret that student debt from paying for college continues to grow. The latest price tag is nearly $1-1/2 TRILLION dollars. And counting. In Annapolis, one state lawmaker is offering up a plan intended to help give students some much need financial assistance.