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Michael E. Busch

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  • The reality of term limits [Editorial]

    The reality of term limits  [Editorial]
    In the Maryland General Assembly, newly-elected lawmakers inevitably have one experience in common. Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, rural or urban, it doesn't matter. When they arrive at the State House, they soon discover that the...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Supporters of legal marijuana launch drive in Annapolis

    Supporters of legal marijuana launch drive in Annapolis
    Advocates of legalizing marijuana launched their effort Thursday to change the law in Maryland, calling the war on drugs a failure and pointing to growing public support for their cause. A handful of Maryland lawmakers hope to push the state in the...
  • McIntosh adds powerful voice to legal marijuana movement

    McIntosh adds powerful voice to legal marijuana movement
    Baltimore Del. Maggie McIntosh joined the chorus of powerful legislators supporting legalized marijuana in Maryland. In a Friday email to supporters, McIntosh identified the legalizing pot as one of four "the biggest, most important issues" facing the...
  • Miller, Busch vow no repeal of stormwater fees

    Miller, Busch vow no repeal of stormwater fees
    The leaders of the Senate and House of Delegates predicted Thursday morning that lawmakers won't be repealing the stormwater fees in the state's largest jurisdictions this year. At a breakfast hosted by the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of...
  • O'Malley unveils $39 billion budget with no new taxes

    Gov. Martin O'Malley proposed a $39 billion state budget Wednesday that puts more money toward education, prisons and the environment, but calls for no new fees or taxes. "This budget should be an articulation of who we are and what's important to us,"...
  • "Big 3" counties ask state help building schools

    "Big 3" counties ask state help building schools
    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz joined his counterparts from Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Annapolis Tuesday to appeal for more state funding for school construction, saying they need help coping with rising enrollments....
  • Politics trumped prudence in Md. Obamacare exchange [Editorial]

    Politics trumped prudence in Md. Obamacare exchange  [Editorial]
    The train wreck of Maryland's Affordable Care Act insurance exchange should have been no surprise to Gov. Martin O'Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown or anyone else responsible for its creation. That's the unmistakable conclusion from a Washington Post...
  • House has little integrity, Dwyer or no [Letter]

    House has little integrity, Dwyer or no [Letter]
    Del. Don Dwyer has been denied a committee seat? Oh, my such a harsh punishment ("Twice-convicted Dwyer is denied a seat on any House committee," Jan. 10)! House Speaker Michael E. Busch said the move was "to protect the integrity of the House of...
  • With session's start, Annapolis again at center of state government, politics

    With session's start, Annapolis again at center of state government, politics
    The 2014 General Assembly session got underway Wednesday, turning Annapolis into the state's center of debate, protest, legislation and proclamation for the next 90 days. Legislators from Anne Arundel County are promoting bills that range from rolling...