Latest Michael Busch News

Bones from a destroyed black cemetery await a resting place

May. 11, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Bones don't belong in a box. But after a townhome developer in the 1980s dug up a cemetery on the former grounds of the county's first African-American church, two skeletons have been sitting in boxes archived in a museum. After searching for decades, historian Janice Hayes-Williams'...

Maryland lawmakers elect first black woman House speaker

May. 1, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers elected the state's first black woman to be the state's House speaker on Wednesday, a stunning turn of events after she had dropped out of the race days earlier to endorse another African American candidate for the powerful state office. Before Adrienne Jones was...

The Latest: First non-white male wins Maryland speakership

May. 1, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the selection of a new Maryland House speaker (all times local): 3:25 p.m. In a dramatic surprise, a black woman who had dropped out of the race for Maryland's House speaker has won the powerful office. Del. Adrienne Jones was unanimously elected by members of the House...

Maryland speaker's race remains tight on eve of vote

Apr. 30, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — In a close race for a new Maryland House speaker, one of two Democrats running said on Tuesday that she hopes members of the House Democratic Caucus unite around the candidate who wins in a caucus vote, because allowing the race to be decided on the floor could fracture the party in...

Maryland's contest for House speaker takes racial turn

Apr. 26, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A candidate in the race for a new speaker of Maryland's House of Delegates dropped out Friday and endorsed Del. Dereck Davis in hopes of unifying black lawmakers to elect the first black speaker in the state's history. Davis and Del. Adrienne Jones, who are both Democrats, made the...

Alderwoman chosen to fill seat held by former House speaker

Apr. 26, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A panel has chosen an Annapolis alderwoman to fill a vacancy in the Maryland House of Delegates after the death of House Speaker Michael Busch earlier this month. The Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee chose Shaneka Henson late Thursday night. The committee selected...

Session called to elect Maryland's next House speaker

Apr. 18, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland will soon hold a special legislative session to elect the next House speaker. Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday signed an executive order calling for the General Assembly to convene May 1 for the special session. A vote is necessary to replace House Speaker Michael Busch, who died...

3 lawmakers vie to be speaker of Maryland House of Delegates

Apr. 17, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Three people have confirmed they want to be the next speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates. The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday that Democratic Del. Dereck Davis of Prince George's County and Democratic Del. Maggie McIntosh will campaign for the job. Del. Adrienne Jones of...

Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch laid to rest

Apr. 16, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — With pomp and sorrow, Maryland's House Speaker Michael Busch was laid to rest Tuesday in Maryland's capital, with hundreds of mourners paying tribute to his life and legacy in the tight-knit government town by the Chesapeake Bay. The longest-serving House of Delegates speaker in the...

Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch lying in repose

Apr. 15, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Mourners are paying their final respects to House Speaker Michael Busch in the rotunda of the Maryland State House. The Baltimore Sun reports hundreds of mourners filed past a casket bearing Busch's body in the State House on Monday. Bagpipes played "Amazing Grace" as an honor guard...