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Michael E. Busch

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  • Assembly's final week: Partisan rift on budget looms

    Assembly's final week: Partisan rift on budget looms
    The General Assembly session that began with a call for bipartisanship is poised to end with a partisan showdown on the budget. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan wants lawmakers to approve the tax relief he says he was elected to deliver, but the Democratic-...
  • Could the budget fight cause a special session?

    Could the budget fight cause a special session?
    The fight between Gov. Larry Hogan and state Democrats over education funding could be far from over. At Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller's behest, lawmakers passed a bill that would require the Republican governor to send more money next year...
  • Hogan again slams Busch over budget

    Hogan again slams Busch over budget
    The General Assembly has left town, but bitterness lingers at the State House from the budget dispute that roiled the legislative session's final days. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, presiding over the biweekly meeting of the state's spending board,...
  • Hogan says he'll look again at spending

    Hogan says he'll look again at spending
    Gov. Larry Hogan appeared to soften his stance Tuesday on spending $200 million the General Assembly set aside for education, employee pay and health care, saying his team would review the budget and "see how much money we have to spend on what." The...
  • Annapolis state police barrack not funded

    Annapolis state police barrack not funded
    The Annapolis barrack of the Maryland State Police will not reopen after lawmakers refused to consider Gov. Larry Hogan's plan for the building. The state budget passed Monday night didn't include the $8.2 million Hogan wanted for 100 new troopers and...
  • Maryland Hall getting record funding

    Maryland Hall getting record funding
    When it comes to state money, there are the haves and the have-nots. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is a have, pulling in a record $2 million of state funding in fiscal year 2016 for renovations that will improve handicap access and add freight...
  • After legislative session, questions remain on spending

    Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland's Democratic leaders were conciliatory Tuesday morning in the aftermath of a late-session battle about state spending. They struck a bipartisan tone with Hogan's decisions still to come on whether to spend money...
  • Hogan's choice

    Hogan's choice
    In the grand scheme of last-minute collapses in Maryland budget negotiations, the one Monday night wasn't so terrible — the 2012 debacle that led to two special legislative sessions and a gambling expansion referendum was much worse. Nonetheless,...
  • Busch mischaracterizes non-public school bill

    Busch mischaracterizes non-public school bill
    In the showdown between Gov. Larry Hogan and House Speaker Michael E. Busch over state budget priorities, public school teacher unions are misrepresenting the true nature of the $5 million proposed to assist low-income students in non-public schools ("...
  • General Assembly passes budget on final day of session

    General Assembly passes budget on final day of session
    As debate swirled over the budget — which was passed Monday night along strict party lines several hours before the midnight deadline —  a final piece of local legislation passed in the General Assembly. House Bill 27 will create a task...
  • Assembly session ends in acrimony over budget

    Assembly session ends in acrimony over budget
    A legislative session that began with pledges of bipartisanship ended Monday night with General Assembly Democrats and Republican Gov. Larry Hogan embroiled in acrimony over Maryland's budget. Lawmakers cut $200 million from the new governor's $40.5...