Tag Archives: Michael E. Busch

Maryland officials complain of shabby Capitol grounds

Shabby Capitol Grounds

ANNAPOLIS — The governor’s mansion in Maryland appears pristine and well-kept, with new flowers and clean landscaping. Just across the street, a national historic landmark — the state Capitol — sits among piles of unraked leaves, weeds and untrimmed bushes. ...

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Hogan gets his way by nixing Busch’s pet project

Gov. Larry Hogan (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

If you thought tensions were easing between Gov. Larry Hogan and House Speaker Michael E. Busch, you may have been premature. Hogan Friday announced he will move forward with re-opening the Maryland State Police Barracks in Annapolis and hire 100 new troopers at the expense of a $2 million earmark for a an organization that has benefited from Busch's long-time patronage.

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Hogan questions legality of education spending bill

Sen. Richard Madaleno (File)

Gov. Larry Hogan is expressing concerns about the legality of a bill that is meant to force the Republican governor to spend money earmarked for a non-mandatory spending formula. Education advocates and lawmakers Tuesday demanded that Hogan agree to spend the money that the legislature fenced off in the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. At the same time, Hogan is considering a veto of separate legislation that would make the formula known as the Geographic Cost of Education Index a permanent mandatory formula if he fails to spend the additional $68.1 million.

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Democrats pass budget despite Hogan’s opposition

(The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

State lawmakers in the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed a budget package over the objections of Gov. Larry Hogan hours before the end of the 2015 Maryland General Assembly session. A conference committee agreement hammered out by the House and Senate was passed by party line votes of 90-39 and 33-13, respectively.

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GOP tries to move Hogan proposals to full House

ANNAPOLIS — Republicans in the House of Delegates Friday unsuccessfully pleaded with Democrats to formally introduce two supplemental budgets sent down by Gov. Larry Hogan. The move came one day after Hogan complained that the House was holding the two amendments to the budget and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller expressed confidence that "cooler heads" would prevail and House Speaker Michael E. Busch would allow the governor's budget proposals to move forward. House Minority Leader Nicholaus R. Kipke, R-Anne Arundel County, made the request early in the Friday morning session.

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