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Mike Miller stepping aside from the Senate Presidency, will remain senator

Mike Miller stepping aside from the Senate Presidency, will remain senator

| October 24, 2019, 01:12 PM

The longest serving State Senate President in the United States has decided to step aside from his role as President of the Maryland Senate. Senate President Michael Thomas V. Mike Miller, first selected to lead the Maryland Senate in 1987,  announced today that due to his health, he would step aside as President of the […]

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Delegate Cain names new Chief of Staff

Delegate Cain names new Chief of Staff

| August 07, 2019, 04:50 PM

Delegate Alice Cain today announced David Duba as her new chief of staff. “I am thrilled to have David leading my staff team,” said Delegate Cain. “David brings passion for public service, with deep commitment to improving education policies in ways that benefit all students.” Duba has dedicated his career to education, most recently teaching […]

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Hogan names new Secretary of Labor

Hogan names new Secretary of Labor

| July 16, 2019, 10:37 AM

Governor Larry Hogan has announced that Tiffany Robinson will be Maryland’s next Secretary of Labor. Robinson currently serves as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the Governor, where she advises on labor, housing, education, human services, and health matters. “Tiffany Robinson has dedicated her career to empowering people and expanding opportunities,” said Governor […]

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DaJuan Gay wins Aldermanic seat for Ward Six in special election

DaJuan Gay wins Aldermanic seat for Ward Six in special election

| July 02, 2019, 08:46 PM

By a wide margin, write-in candidate DaJuan Gay, a Democrat, has won the Ward Six Aldermanic seat in the City of Annapolis. Gay was disqualified from participating in the Democrat primary on a technicality; his forms were missing a signature. However, he mounted a very aggressive write-in campaign against the Democratic candidate, Yiannes Kacoyanni. The […]

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Hogan is <em>NOT</em> running for President

Hogan is NOT running for President

| June 01, 2019, 03:11 PM

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that while he will not be a candidate for President in 2020, he is launching a national 501(c)4 advocacy group in order to continue to be a leader in the national conversation about where our nation needs to be headed to ensure a more prosperous, stronger, safer and united America […]

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DaJuan Gay’s candidacy rejected by City of Annapolis, appeal in the work

DaJuan Gay’s candidacy rejected by City of Annapolis, appeal in the work

| May 17, 2019, 10:58 PM

DaJuan Gay was running for Alderman in Ward 6’s special election yesterday. Today he is not.  Gay’s name was pulled from the City’s website leaving former Alderman Kenny Kirby and Yiannes Kacoyianni as the two democrats in the June 4th primary election. We spoke to  Gay and learned that his candidacy was invalidated because the […]

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Delegate Adrienne Jones becomes Maryland’s next Speaker of the House of Delegates

Delegate Adrienne Jones becomes Maryland’s next Speaker of the House of Delegates

| May 01, 2019, 03:06 PM

Political drama unfolded this morning in Annapolis as lawmakers struggled with electing a new Speaker of the House of Delegates to replace Michael Busch who passed away on April 7th. Two weeks ago, it was a three-way race between Delegates Maggie McIntosh, Dereck Davis, and Adrienne Jones. The State party supported Maggie McIntosh. Jones was […]

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Democratic Central Committee selects Annapolis Alderwoman Shaneka Henson to succeed Busch

Democratic Central Committee selects Annapolis Alderwoman Shaneka Henson to succeed Busch

| April 25, 2019, 11:45 PM

Tonight, 12 of the 13 members of the Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee selected Shaneka Henson, the Annapolis Ward 6 Alderwoman to succeed the late Michael Busch who represented Anne Arundel County for 32 years as Delegate to the General Assembly. The meeting convened at 6:00 pm at the Village Commons Community Center in […]

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14 <strike>12</strike> Candidates vie for the seat left open by the late Delegate Michael Busch

14 12 Candidates vie for the seat left open by the late Delegate Michael Busch

| April 24, 2019, 05:39 PM

UPDATE:  Patrick Armstrong, Chairman of the Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee just informed us (9am, April 25) that there are two additional names in the running. Their applications were submitted on time, but were overlooked in the deluge of email the committee has received over the past few days. And then there were fourteen twelve.  […]

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OPINION: Just how smoky are the backrooms that will select the next Delegate for 30-A?

OPINION: Just how smoky are the backrooms that will select the next Delegate for 30-A?

| April 18, 2019, 09:00 AM

When former Delegate Herb McMillan decided to not run for re-election, he minced no words about why.  He was no longer willing to put up with the political machines on both sides of the aisle—with Steve Schuh and Nic Kipke on the republican side and Mike Miller and Mike Busch on the democratic side. One […]

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Applications being accepted to fill legislative seat of Speaker Busch

Applications being accepted to fill legislative seat of Speaker Busch

| April 10, 2019, 05:48 PM

STATEMENT FROM THE ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE: The Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee has begun the process of filling a vacancy left by the loss of one of Maryland’s most iconic leaders and a local hero, Speaker of the House of Delegates, Mike Busch. The AACDCC is committed to the continuity of […]

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Maryland’s Speaker of the House of Delegates, Mike Busch dies at 72

Maryland’s Speaker of the House of Delegates, Mike Busch dies at 72

| April 07, 2019, 08:18 PM

House of Delegates Speaker, Michael Busch passed away this afternoon at the age of 72.  Busch was the longest serving speaker in history. Busch’s health had been deteriorating over the past few years having had a liver transplant in 2017, a heart bypass in 2018, and most recently a bout of pneumonia that took him […]

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Hogan hires Michael Ricci as Communications Director

Hogan hires Michael Ricci as Communications Director

| March 14, 2019, 01:41 PM

Governor Larry Hogan has announced the appointment of Michael Ricci as Communications Director. Ricci brings more than 15 years of experience in marketing and communications to the governor’s communications office. He most recently served as Director of Communications for U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) from 2015-2019, where he led a ten-member communications […]

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Former Governor Harry Hughes passes away at 92

Former Governor Harry Hughes passes away at 92

| March 13, 2019, 06:46 PM

Maryland’s 57th Governor, Harry Hughes has passed away. He was 92. Hughes, a Democrat served two terms from 1979 to 1987. Governor Larry Hogan has ordered all State flags to be flown at half-staff and said in a statement: The First Lady and I are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Governor Harry […]

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Students to demand action on climate change at State House on March 15th

Students to demand action on climate change at State House on March 15th

| March 12, 2019, 06:41 PM

Maryland students will gather steps from the State House from noon to 2 p.m. on March 15 to hold a climate strike to demand legislative action to address the effects of climate change. The youth-led rally aims to give high school students, many of whom can’t vote yet due to their age, a voice in […]

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BRE: Switching Comptroller Franchot’s duties will cost upwards of $50 million

BRE: Switching Comptroller Franchot’s duties will cost upwards of $50 million

| February 19, 2019, 03:33 PM

The Bureau of Revenue Estimates, in a policy report to the Maryland Department of Legislative Services, has put the price tag of a proposal to remove the Field Enforcement Division from the purview of the Comptroller’s Office at nearly $50 million over the next five years, a cost that would be borne directly by taxpayers. […]

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Pittman puts forth campaign finance reform bill to State Senate

Pittman puts forth campaign finance reform bill to State Senate

| February 11, 2019, 01:27 PM

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced the introduction of state legislation to reform campaign finance rules in Anne Arundel County. Senate Bill 710 was introduced at the request of the county executive and will prohibit campaign donations to county council and county executive candidates by developers with applications pending before the county. “As I […]

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State Senator moves to strip Franchot of enforcement duties

State Senator moves to strip Franchot of enforcement duties

| February 11, 2019, 10:25 AM

Senator Ben Kramer (D-19 Montgomery Co.) has filed legislation, Senate Bill 703, that would strip the Comptroller of Maryland of existing authority to regulate the alcohol, motor fuel and tobacco industries. For more than 168 years, since 1851, the office of the Maryland Comptroller has overseen tax collection and managed fiscal affairs for the State […]

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Former County Executive Leopold files to have misconduct verdicts vacated

Former County Executive Leopold files to have misconduct verdicts vacated

| January 28, 2019, 02:02 PM

Former County Executive John R. Leopold has filed a petition in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court to have his convictions of misconduct in office vacated. The legal term is a Writ of Coram Nobis: The writ of coram nobis (also known as writ of error coram nobis, writ of coram vobis, or writ of error coram vobis) is a legal order allowing […]

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Former Capital Teas founder joins Pica Associates as newest lobbyist

Former Capital Teas founder joins Pica Associates as newest lobbyist

| January 21, 2019, 01:13 PM

Pica and Associates, LLC is pleased to welcome Manelle Nuñez Martino as an associate lobbyist with the firm. Manelle has extensive and valuable experience in several campaigns and is uniquely qualified for this role. She joins a well-established lobbying practice with many diverse clients. “I am proud to join Pica and Associates, and also excited to work […]

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Jeb Bush to speak at Governor Hogan’s Inaugural

Jeb Bush to speak at Governor Hogan’s Inaugural

| January 14, 2019, 02:28 PM

Governor Larry Hogan today announced details of the speaking program for the Inauguration Ceremony, which will take place on Wednesday, January 16 at 12:30 PM on the Northwest lawn of the Maryland State House. A welcome message will be delivered by the sixth Montgomery County Executive, The Honorable Isiah “Ike” Leggett. Mr. Leggett was the […]

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Expect significant delays, parking restrictions, and road closures surrounding Hogan’s Inauguration

Expect significant delays, parking restrictions, and road closures surrounding Hogan’s Inauguration

| January 12, 2019, 06:37 PM

There will be road closures and parking restrictions in Annapolis leading up to, during and after the Gubernatorial Inauguration on January 16th. The Inauguration will be held on State Circle at Maryland Avenue. The following road closures will start at 11:30 p.m. on January 13th and end by 11:59 p.m. on January 16th: State Circle […]

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