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Speaker Busch's Legacy and Sine Die 2019

Rachel Baye

An extraordinary last day of the General Assembly session is getting underway, just hours after its longest-serving speaker, Michael Busch, succumbed yesterday to pneumonia and other health problems. As tributes to Busch pour in, the delegates and senators have work to do before midnight.

WYPR’s former news analyst Fraser Smith remembers Speaker Busch, and statehouse reporters Rachel Baye and Danielle Gaines bring us up to date.

Read Rachel's latest reporting for WYPR here.

Read Danielle's reporting for Maryland Matters here

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is Senior Supervising Producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.