ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Michael Busch, the longest-serving Maryland House speaker in the state's history, has died. He was 72.
Alexandra Hughes, the speaker's chief of staff, said Busch died Sunday, surrounded by loved ones.
Busch, a progressive Democrat, had developed pneumonia after a follow-up procedure to a 2017 liver transplant. He also had heart bypass surgery in September, after experiencing shortness of breath.