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Ulysses Currie
Dwyer left without committee seat in Assembly

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 Committee on Thursday and declined to give him a seat on another committee. It is one of the harshest punishments that can be imposed on a legislator short of expulsion. Dwyer will be the only lawmaker among 47 Maryland senators and 141 delegates without a committee assignment. Busch, who acted on the second day of the General Assembly's 2014 session, said he was doing so "to protect the integrity of the House of Delegates." ...