It was late in 1996 that I joined the Annapolis Bureau of The Baltimore Sun, squeezing into the paper’s tiny office in the historic State House.
Parris N. Glendening was Maryland’s governor. Casper R. Taylor Jr. was speaker of the House of Delegates. And Thomas V. Mike Miller was president of the Senate.
Twenty-two years later, as I head out the door into retirement, Larry Hogan is governor. Michael E. Busch is speaker of the House. And Mike Miller is still president of the Senate.
Someday, though it’s hard to imagine, somebody else will lead the upper chamber of the Maryland General Assembly. But Mr. Miller serves as an enduring symbol...