After allegations of self-dealing rocked the University of Maryland Medical System’s board of directors, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan says he wants to “clean house” and will refuse to reappoint most — and possibly all — of the current board members.
Baltimore County Del. Adrienne Jones was unanimously elected as speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, the first woman and the first African-American to hold the powerful position. Here's what people are saying about her election.
Democratic Del. Dereck Davis of Prince George’s County is one of two contenders to become speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, filling a post left vacant by the death of Michael Busch on April 7. Here are some facts about Davis and his career.
As lawmakers prepare to elect a speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, Democratic Del. Maggie McIntosh of Baltimore says she's got enough votes locked up to win. Her rival, Democratic Del. Dereck Davis of Prince George's County, says he's "pretty confident" of winning himself.
A group of Maryland’s black lawmakers announced it is backing Del. Dereck Davis to become speaker of the House of Delegates — the latest move in what’s becoming an increasingly heated campaign to replace the late Speaker Michael E. Busch by two of his lieutenants.
Two Democratic legislators vying to lead Maryland's House of Delegates have formed an alliance in hopes of electing the first black speaker in the state. Adrienne Jones of Baltimore County has withdrawn her bid and supports Dereck Davis of Prince George's over Baltimore's Maggie McIntosh.
Robert A. Chrencik resigned Friday as president and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical System amid the controversy surrounding accusations that UMMS had engaged in self-dealing and no-bid contracting.
It’s practically inevitable Harford County residents will see a property tax increase in coming years in order for the state to implement the nearly $4 billion in Kirwan Commission recommendations, Sen. Bob Cassilly, a Republican, told members of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce Thursday.
Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to sign about 200 bills, including measures the General Assembly passed to reform the University of Maryland Medical System board of directors, allow the private Johns Hopkins University to create a police force, and establish a Maryland Freedom of the Press Day.
Among nearly 200 bills Gov. Larry Hogan has signed into law, Maryland will honor journalists with "Freedom of the Press Day" on June 28. That's the anniversary of a shooting at The Capital newspaper in Annapolis that killed five employees. Maryland has 23 other commemorative periods.
There's now officially a three-way race to become the next speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, with Adrienne Jones of Baltimore County, Maggie McIntosh of Baltimore and Dereck Davis of Prince George's County openly campaigning for the post.
Constituents, colleagues and lobbyists honored the late Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch at his funeral in Annapolis. City Alderwoman Rhonda Pindell Charles said of Busch: "He was us." Former state delegate Bruce Poole said Busch had "an enduring interest that ordinary citizens had a shot."
Close advisers to Mayor Catherine Pugh said Tuesday that she is still recovering from a serious case of pneumonia that has sapped her strength and forced her to convalesce at home, under doctors’ supervision, since late last month.
On the final, marathon day of the Maryland General Assembly session, some figures emerged as last-minute winners and losers. Among the successes are the legislative agenda of the late Speaker Michael Busch and the strong showing by Baltimore's delegation to the House.
Maryland’s Senate opened its floor session with tearful words of tribune to House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch — a pillar of state government who died after a bout with pneumonia. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said he couldn't sleep or talk about Busch's death.
On the last day of Maryland's General Assembly session, lawmakers gave final approval to sweeping legislation that would reform the University of Maryland Medical System’s board of directors amid revelations of single-source contracts for some board members.
On the final, marathon day of the 90-day General Assembly session, state lawmakers hope to resolve several thorny issues. Up in the air are bills on reforming the University of Maryland Medical System board, the future of Pimlico Race Course and promoting renewable energy.
Michael E. Busch, a gregarious former coach and high school teacher who became the longest-serving House of Delegates speaker in Maryland history, has died after a short bout with pneumonia. He was 72.
For the past 16 years, Michael Busch laced up his sneakers and ascended a few steps to the front of the House of Delegates chamber in Annapolis, where he presided over the whirlwind final day of the General Assembly session.
Though the University of Maryland Medical System's board members are appointed by the governor and the institution receives millions of dollars in taxpayer funds each year, state law allows the health system to largely operate in secrecy, its board meetings and documents kept private.
Maryland’s House of Delegates has voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill that would permanently bar oyster harvesting in five waterways targeted for restoration of the distressed species. The delegates voted 96-43 to support House Speaker Michael Busch’s legislation.
Baltimore boosters have sent letters to Maryland Senate leaders asking them to kill a bill that would change funding formulas for how the state subsidizes improvements to racetracks, legislation that would favor Laurel Park in Anne Arundel County over Pimlico Race Course.
Without objection, the delegates voted to advance Speaker Michael Busch’s sweeping legislation that would reform the University of Maryland Medical System’s board of directors amid accusations of self-dealing that have rocked the hospital network.
With a week left in Maryland’s General Assembly session, several key issues are still unsettled. But many others have been decided, and winners and losers have emerged. Here’s who came out on top — and who didn’t — in Annapolis this year.