Three Democrats are vying to succeed the late Speaker Michael E. Busch, who died April 7.

Other bills establish a lynching commission and make changes to the University of Maryland Medical System hospital board.

Del. Maggie McIntosh aims to shore up support among Democrats; Del. Dereck Davis reaches out to both sides of aisle.


At an Annapolis church, many paid their respects to a longtime coach, teacher and politician.

His critics say they are practicing civil disobedience. The congressman call their actions “stalking.”

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The long-serving speaker of the House of Delegates will lie in repose in the State House until 10 a.m. Tuesday.

McIntosh, of Baltimore, would be first woman and first openly gay person to hold the position.

Maryland lawmakers passed a bill to make the vacant Glenn Dale Hospital more appealing to developers.

Del. Dereck Davis, the sponsor, said the issue was the bill’s perception.

More senior, centrist Democrats slowed the pace of change in Annapolis this year.

The funeral for Maryland’s longest-serving speaker will be Tuesday in Annapolis.

The 90-day session ended Monday. Most bills next go to Gov. Hogan.

Top Democrat says lawmakers will convene in special session within weeks to elect new speaker.

Efforts to expand lawsuits for abuse victims and require background checks for long guns fail.

The Democrat was paid hundreds of thousands for her self-published children’s books.

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