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Michael E. Busch

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  • Endorsements: a delicate dance in the governor's race

    Endorsements: a delicate dance in the governor's race
    Go ahead and try pinning down Montgomery County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett about whom he'll endorse in the Democratic primary for governor. Leggett may smile politely, but he will be wincing on the inside. You might as well ask him which of his...
  • O'Malley signs 'Jake's Law,' marijuana decriminalization

    O'Malley signs 'Jake's Law,' marijuana decriminalization
    Of the nearly 150 bills Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law Monday morning, one bore the name of a 5-year-old boy from South Baltimore who died in 2011 after a distracted driver chatting on his cellphone plowed into the back of Jake Owen's family car...
  • 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...
  • State leaders give partial backing to minimum-wage hike

    State leaders give partial backing to minimum-wage hike
    Democratic legislative leaders gave partial support Monday to a push to raise the minimum wage, with some reiterating unwillingness to impose a "one size fits all" increase across the state. They provided few other clues as to how they will respond to...
  • Draft of legalized pot bill calls for taxes, potency ratings

    Draft of legalized pot bill calls for taxes, potency ratings
    Curious what legalized pot would look like in Maryland? Advocates for recreational marijuana intend to introduce a detailed plan as soon as Wednesday that would rely on the state comptroller to heavily regulate and tax pot  - at about $50 an ounce to...
  • 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&...
  • Stevenson men's lacrosse team honored at the State House

    Stevenson men's lacrosse team honored at the State House
    The Stevenson men's lacrosse team was honored for its 2013 Division III national championship Thursday at the State House.  Mustangs players and coaches visited the Maryland House of Delegates and were presented with a resolution by Speaker of the House...
  • Honoring a true hero

    Honoring a true hero
    Yesterday the Maryland General Assembly honored a true Maryland hero: Darryl Hill, the first African-American to play football for the University of Maryland and integrate the Atlantic Coast Conference. Speaker Michael Busch rightly compared Hill to...
  • Improving the business climate benefits universities [Commentary]

    Improving the business climate benefits universities [Commentary]
    About six months ago, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, speaking at the Maryland Competitiveness Coalition's Economic Summit, was asked how Maryland could position itself to compete in this fast-paced global economy. Mr. Freidman's view was that...
  • Estate tax relief seems on track in Annapolis

    Estate tax relief seems on track in Annapolis
    At a time when income inequality is one of the nation's most-discussed issues, the tax that appears to have the best chance of being cut in heavily Democratic Maryland this year is one that is only paid by millionaires. Senate President Thomas V. Mike...
  • All Maryland health exchange insurers agree to extend deadline

    All Maryland health exchange insurers agree to extend deadline
    All insurers selling policies on the state's health care exchange have agreed to extend the enrollment deadline for coverage that begins Jan. 1, state officials said Tuesday. Kaiser Permanente, United Healthcare and Evergreen Health Co-op on Tuesday...