Be sure to read a Capital Gazette story on Speaker Michael Busch from Sunday.
This morning, the first up is an amendment exempting businesses near the state line. It fails, 87-45.
Alexandra Hughes calls to a page, “Can you print me the vote?”
She’s an attorney, a Princeton University graduate, and the speaker’s deputy chief of staff — some may say his bulldog.
Moments later, she’s handed the vote. She leans against a desk, highlighting the names of Democrats who voted for the amendment.
Beidle, Bromwell, Conway, Minnick, Wood.
Next, an amendment excluding publicly traded companies. It fails, 91-43.
“Can you print me the vote?”
More highlighting. Hughes shows it to Busch.
“It is an election year,” he says.
For two hours it continues: Debate. Vote. Print. Highlight.
“I just want to keep them in the back of my mind,” Hughes says.
I also wrote about Alexandra Hughes this weekend. I wrote about witnesses who saw her go to the press room in the State House and scream at a reporter for reporting on a closed-door meeting she was participating in.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.