Marylanders mourn loss of Speaker Busch

Family, friends, and public officials gathered to say a final goodbye to former Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch, whose funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday.

Remembering Michael Busch, Maryland’s longtime House Speaker

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.

Acting Baltimore mayor draws lawmakers’ optimism, support

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.

Maryland House votes to reprimand Delegate Jay Jalisi

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.

Annapolis roundup: Bill signing; veto override; census suit

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.

Hogan’s nonpublic schools funding gets ‘BOOST’ from students

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.

Governor Larry Hogan commits $175 million to increase school safety

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 joins in effort to encourage screening for cancer

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.

Lawmaker proposes bill for reducing community college tuition

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.

Maryland Dental Action Coalition promotes dental care improvements for Maryland adults

A legislative briefing on Wednesday reviewed the findings the Maryland Dental Action Coalition. The organization told the lawmakers there’s a need for improved access to dental care for adults in the state of Maryland as many are unable to receive treatment only until they are faced with a difficult dental problem. In the 2016 fiscal year, Maryland adults made over 42,000 trips to the emergency room for chronic dental conditions.