House Speaker Michael Busch

Apr 7, 2019

Md. House Speaker Michael Busch dead at 72

  Michael E. Busch, the longest-serving speaker of the House of Delegates and a leader who presided over a series of transformative legislative initiatives in Maryland, passed away Sunday after his health rapidly deteriorated from a bout of pneumonia. He was 72. “At 3:22 p.m. this afternoon, Maryland Speaker of the House Michael Erin Busch […]

Apr 7, 2019

Busch lauded for integrity, public service

Political, civic and business leaders across the state mourned the death of House Speaker Michael Busch Sunday, hailing him as a leader whose commitment to his native state was unswerving and whose personal integrity was unassailable. “Mike and I were elected to the House of Delegates on the same day in 1986,” said Attorney General […]

Sep 20, 2018

Md. House Speaker Busch undergoes bypass surgery

House Speaker Michael Busch is recovering after emergency bypass surgery. Busch, 71, underwent the surgery Wednesday night at the University of Maryland Medical Center after experiencing shortness of breath, according to a statement released late Thursday afternoon. “Speaker Busch was at the University of Maryland Medical Center for a routine test,” said the statement. “He [&hell[...]

Jan 9, 2018

Look to these 10 to impact the 2018 Md. legislative session

Ten to watch: look to these 10 men and women to make a big impact on the 2018 Maryland legislative session

Vincent DeMarco
Dec 5, 2017

Md. makes last push during final days of open enrollment

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland leaders, officials and advocates started their crucial final push to sign up the state’s uninsured on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces Tuesday, with just 10 days remaining in the open enrollment period. The state’s enrollment numbers have been up from last year, but leaders and advocates are making a push to finish […]

Sep 21, 2017

After liver transplant, Maryland’s House speaker is back to serving

All winter, it was clear Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch’s health was deteriorating. His stride was slower; his face was becoming gaunt. He’d lost almost 50 pounds in six months, and by the end of the legislative session in mid-April, lawmakers were quietly wondering whether the state’s longest-serving leader of the House of Delegates would […]

Aug 18, 2017

Miller chastises Hogan over vote to remove statue, calls Taney legacy ‘complex’

The leader of Maryland's Senate criticized Gov. Larry Hogan for holding an email vote to remove the statue of Roger Brooke Taney and in the same letter defended the legacy of the Supreme Court chief justice who authored the Dred Scott decision.

Aug 16, 2017

Md. State House Trust votes to remove Taney statue

The panel that oversees the State House and its grounds has voted to remove the statue of the chief justice of the Supreme Court who authored the Dred Scott decision.

Aug 15, 2017

Hogan now supports the removal of Taney statue

Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday he supports an effort to remove the statue of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney from the front lawn of the State House. Hogan, in a statement, said he will ask that a panel that oversees the State House and its grounds, act immediately — a change in […]

Aug 14, 2017

Pugh, Busch seek removal of Confederate statues

Maryland House Speaker Michael E. Busch is calling for the removal of a Confederate statue of the Supreme Court justice who wrote a decision upholding slavery that sits on the front law of the statehouse. Meanwhile, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh says she has contacted two contractors about removing the city’s Confederate monuments. The two leaders’ […]

Jun 13, 2017

Schmoke takes on realignment of Baltimore City Community College

Under legislation passed earlier this year, the new board will focus on making the community college more relevant to businesses and attractive to city students.

Jun 12, 2017

Miller, Busch name members to commission monitoring federal finance laws

Less than a week after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to dismantle much of the Dodd-Frank banking regulations Act, the leaders of Maryland’s General Assembly named the majority of members to a state panel created to monitor changes to federal financial consumer law. House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. […]

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