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Michael E. Busch

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  • Blame Maryland's income inequality on O'Malley

    Blame Maryland's income inequality on O'Malley
    Democrats are pushing “income inequality” and raising the minimum wage as priorities at the national and state levels. President Barack Obama addressed them in his State of the Union Speech, and both issues are centerpieces of Gov. Martin O&...
  • Building a more entrepreneurial Maryland [Editorial]

    Building a more entrepreneurial Maryland  [Editorial]
    The effort to focus the post O'Malley era in Maryland on developing private sector businesses and jobs got a big boost Friday from the unprecedented joint agenda of House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. It's...
  • Settling the estate tax [Editorial]

    Settling the estate tax  [Editorial]
    Last week, the two top leaders of the Maryland General Assembly expressed interest in reducing the estate tax for the heirs of wealthier residents. It's an idea that's been trotted out before, usually by Republicans, and it seldom gets very far in...
  • Mr. Brown gets a reprieve [Editorial]

    Mr. Brown gets a reprieve  [Editorial]
    It doesn't take a doctor to diagnose Fix-is-in Disease, the condition common to politicians who look out for favored individuals. In the recent outbreak in Annapolis, the warning signs are too painfully obvious for most anyone to ignore. Last week,...
  • The way to O'Malley's heart: the DGA [Commentary]

    The way to O'Malley's heart: the DGA [Commentary]
    Certain elements of the liberal intelligentsia believe that because Maryland is a "well run state" that provides such an exhaustive and expansive number of government services to taxpayers that our government is also well run. In a well run government,...
  • State lawmakers offer new plan to revamp bail process

    State lawmakers offer new plan to revamp bail process
    Gov. Martin O'Malley and legislative leaders are pushing for a new system to quickly determine whether criminal suspects are eligible for release without bail — a move they say will resolve constitutional concerns over the rights of defendants...
  • Schuh pushes to exempt Arundel from stormwater fees

    Schuh pushes to exempt Arundel from stormwater fees
    Drama over stormwater fees continues in Anne Arundel County, where a proposal by Del. Steve Schuh to exempt the county from the fees was met with resistance from fellow delegates last week. Schuh's bill would remove Anne Arundel from the list of 10...
  • A peek into Md. health exchange's failed launch [Editorial]

    A peek into Md. health exchange's failed launch  [Editorial]
    At first, leaders of the General Assembly were promising as many hearings as it would take to get to the bottom of the failure of Maryland's health care exchange website. Then they decided to put off questions about what went wrong until an audit that...
  • As filing deadline passes, county executive contest highlights Arundel races

    As filing deadline passes, county executive contest highlights Arundel races
    With the filing deadline for the 2014 elections passing Tuesday night at 9 p.m., the fields are set for Republican and Democratic primary elections for local offices, including the competitive race to become Anne Arundel County executive. At the top...
  • Dwyer left without committee seat in Assembly

    Del. Don Dwyer, already serving weekend jail time after his second alcohol-related offense, is now a lawmaker without a committee in Annapolis. House Speaker Michael E. Busch removed the Anne Arundel County Republican from the House Ways & Means...
  • Delegate Dwyer apologizes to House

    Delegate Dwyer apologizes to House
    Del. Don Dwyer, who is serving jail time on weekends after two alcohol-related convictions, apologized Friday to fellow members of the House of Delegates for bringing "undue attention" to the General Assembly. "I ask you for your forgiveness," Dwyer...