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Michael E. Busch

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  • A dictator in the House? [Commentary]

    A dictator in the House? [Commentary]
    The recent passage of Maryland's Marijuana Decriminalization Bill was an act of rebellion. Not against society's norms, but against one man: House Judiciary Chairman Joseph Vallario. The bill easily passed the Senate and had overwhelming support from...
  • 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...
  • Weekend jail will keep Dwyer from voting on session's final Saturday

    Weekend jail will keep Dwyer from voting on session's final Saturday
    When the House of Delegates meets Saturday to vote on dozens of pieces of legislation, including whether to decriminalize marijuana, one representative from Anne Arundel County won't be there. He'll be in jail. Del. Don Dwyer Jr., spends weekends in the...
  • What to expect during today's General Assembly session

    What to expect during today's General Assembly session
    Here are some of the things expected to happen as the General Assembly goes into one of the body's busiest days of the session. TOP NEWS: • Marijuana:┬áThe House will debate marijuana decriminalization, and it's likely that lawmakers could have...
  • Assembly moves to decriminalize marijuana

    Assembly moves to decriminalize marijuana
    The General Assembly moved Saturday to dramatically change Maryland's drug laws as the House of Delegates joined the Senate in voting to make possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil offense punishable only by a fine. The House voted 78-55 to...
  • Assembly set to pass wage, marijuana bills

    Assembly set to pass wage, marijuana bills
    Maryland lawmakers are poised to raise the minimum wage and decriminalize marijuana today as this year's General Assembly's session cruises to a close at midnight. Both measures are on the verge of passage, barring unforeseen last-minute snags,...
  • How the 'House of Cards' film tax credit shrank

    How the 'House of Cards' film tax credit shrank
    The potential pool of cash available for the film industry shrank by $3.5 million in the final minutes of the General Assembly session, leaving lawmakers asking: Is $15 million enough for "House of Cards" to stay? The Netflix political thriller, which...
  • O'Malley signs pre-K, dog-bite bills

    O'Malley signs pre-K, dog-bite bills
    Just hours after the General Assembly wrapped up its 90-day session, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Tuesday that will expand pre-kindergarten education and lift the "inherently dangerous" legal stigma from the pit bulls of Maryland. O'Malley,...
  • Annapolis mom was at heart of medical marijuana reform

    Annapolis mom was at heart of medical marijuana reform
    Expanding Maryland's fledgling law on medical marijuana proved to be one of the key issues of the just-completed General Assembly session, and an Annapolis mother proved to be a key player in the reform bill that passed the House and Senate. In the...
  • Anti-business as usual [Commentary]

    Anti-business as usual  [Commentary]
    Few things surprise me anymore, especially when it comes to our leaders in Annapolis. Still, the brazenness demonstrated this legislative session by politicians seeking to recast themselves as "pro-business" after years of supporting anti-business...