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Michael E. Busch

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  • Marijuana hearings reflect public opinion shift

    Marijuana hearings reflect public opinion shift
    An NAACP leader, a former Maryland State Police major, a candidate for governor and a mother seeking to help her son with epilepsy converged Thursday on Annapolis to support more liberal marijuana laws. A number of bills, backed by lawmakers from a...
  • State, local elected officials could vote to give themselves raises

    State, local elected officials could vote to give themselves raises
    State lawmakers and some local politicians are considering raising their own salaries in 2014 — proposals that supporters say might have more traction now that Maryland is a few years out of the recession. This week, a state commission...
  • All Maryland health exchange insurers agree to extend deadline

    All Maryland health exchange insurers agree to extend deadline
    All insurers selling policies on the state's health care exchange have agreed to extend the enrollment deadline for coverage that begins Jan. 1, state officials said Tuesday. Kaiser Permanente, United Healthcare and Evergreen Health Co-op on Tuesday...
  • O'Malley says major health exchange problems are fixed

    O'Malley says major health exchange problems are fixed
    The state has resolved the nine "major issues" preventing its glitch-ridden health exchange from working, officials said Saturday, a milestone Gov. Martin O'Malley has framed as key to boosting the low enrollment in insurance plans offered under the...
  • Legislative leaders float higher, tiered minimum wage for Maryland

    Legislative leaders float higher, tiered minimum wage for Maryland
    Legislative leaders said Friday raising Maryland's minimum wage could involve boosting the rate statewide and letting prosperous counties increase it even further. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch told county...
  • Legislature investigate Md.'s Obamacare debacle? That's a laugh [Letter]

    Legislature investigate Md.'s Obamacare debacle? That's a laugh [Letter]
    I thought I was on the Joke of the Day website when I saw The Sun's recommendation that the legislature investigate the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act ("Maryland's ACA debacle," Dec. 10). Gov. Martin O'Malley has probably already called...
  • Candidates rush to raise campaign cash

    Candidates rush to raise campaign cash
    As many Marylanders are busy preparing for the holidays, the state's politicians are scurrying to raise money for an election next summer. The political calendar is chock full of breakfasts, luncheons and evening receptions geared toward gathering as...
  • George calls for hearing on school ranking

    George calls for hearing on school ranking
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron George has called for a General Assembly hearing into whether Maryland's exclusion of a high percentage of special education students from standardized testing artificially inflated the score of the state's schools...
  • Who's in O'Malley's skybox? Politicians, businessmen, TV stars

    Who's in O'Malley's skybox? Politicians, businessmen, TV stars
    Like Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Gov. Martin O’Malley has surrounded himself with top Democrats in his skybox at Ravens stadium over the past year. But the governor also has displayed a penchant for entertaining television stars — mixing...
  • Cardin expected to endorse Brown for governor

    Cardin expected to endorse Brown for governor
    U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin is expected to join the parade of Maryland Democratic elected officials who are backing Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown for governor on Monday. The state's junior senator will reportedly join Brown and running mate, Howard...
  • Md.'s unfriendly business climate

     Md.'s unfriendly business climate
    Iowa has a lower cost of living than Maryland and a more business-friendly environment, says a senior vice president of Fidelity ("Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Co. moving headquarters to Iowa," Nov. 4). But will that mean anything to Gov. Martin...
  • Still no winner in Annapolis mayoral race

    Still no winner in Annapolis mayoral race
    After 19.5 hours of reviewing ballots, more than 20 official challenges and numerous questions about signatures and postmarks, Annapolis voters still did not know who their next mayor would be when elections officials called it quits at 4:35 a.m. Friday...