| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Maryland Republican legislative leaders vowed Tuesday to make tax reduction, including repeal of the so-called "rain tax," their top priority for the 90-day General Assembly session that begins Wednesday.
After a briefing at which GOP lawmakers were told...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:00 AM
Turns out, I am glad that Thomas V. Mike Miller gives no hint of retiring from his position as president-forever of the Maryland Senate. I know that sounds odd coming from me, but that's how I feel today.
And I don't even smoke pot.
Miller is 71,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:53 PM
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...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:09 PM
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...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:27 PM
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...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 9:30 AM
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...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Annapolis High School planned to name its athletic complex in honor of House of Delegates Speaker Michael E. Busch on Thursday night.
The school's fields have recently been renovated and the school decided to dedicate the complex in Busch's honor,...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 7:45 PM
The murder-suicide that left two University of Maryland students dead provided fresh fodder in Annapolis Wednesday for lawmakers debating whether to tighten Maryland's gun laws, with supporters saying the tragic incident gave them new resolve while...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:44 AM
House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller have held on to their respective jobs longer than anyone in Maryland history, but they haven't done it alone. Both are known for top-notch staffs led by politically savvy, resilient...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Sen. Nancy Jacobs' commentary was right on the mark ("Marylanders' wallets run on empty," July 2). Gov. Martin O'Malley and the many state senators and delegates in the Maryland General Assembly who voted for higher gasoline taxes, tolls and fees have...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Del. Justin D. Ross, one of most effective leaders in the Democratic caucus, said Thursday that he will resign from the House of Delegates to focus on his commercial real estate business and spend more time with his wife and four children.