Tag: Bob Costa

Coach Busch: Profile of the powerful House speaker as hometown family man

As the longest serving speaker in Maryland history, he shares immense power with the governor. He is also a hometown family man who lives in a modest house on McKendree Avenue in the Homewood section of Annapolis and knows thousands of residents of the capital city from a quarter-century of knocking on their doors in election campaigns. (This feature profile of House Speaker Michael Busch by Len Lazarick is running in the May issue of the regional magazines What’s Up Annapolis and What’s Up Eastern Shore.)

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Legislators question Housing Dept. move, but get few answers

At a hearing Monday, Anne Arundel County delegates had hoped to learn more of the dollar figures justifying the proposed move of the Department of Housing and Community Development from its state-owned headquarters in Crownsville to rental space at the New Carrollton Metro. But what they got from Michael Gaines, assistant secretary for real estate of the Department of General Services, was little more information than had been had already been published.

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