We fought to break away from British control — taking about 7 years of prolonged warfare — but there was certainly no middle class for a long time. Is this our true destiny, to revert again to such a practice under Donald the First (or whoever follows in succession)?
Congressional Democrats wrestling with whether to impeach Mr. Trump are pretending they need some legal smoking gun. It's all a canard. All they need are votes — first in the House, then in the Senate — and the support of Americans around the country.
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. on Thursday asked Maryland lawmakers to reconsider legislation that would provide additional state funding to the counties for school construction during the General Assembly’s special session beginning May 1.
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.
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 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.