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Senator Miller, the country’s longest serving state Senate president, steps down as he battles cancer

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Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr retires as Maryland Senate President .

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. announced Thursday he will end his unparalleled three-decade tenure leading the Maryland chamber, a reign so dominant that it shaped the course of Maryland policy for many generations.

After a closed-door meeting of Democratic senators, the powerful 76-year-old Senate president who is battling cancer said at a news conference that he would return to the role of senator representing parts of Prince George’s, Calvert and Charles counties.

“It’s been a great run. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it,” Miller told reporters, as he was flanked by dozens of senators. But he said it’s now too difficult to keep up with the demands of being Senate president, a role he has held since 1987.

“My mind is strong, but my body is weak…,” Miller said. “I suffer from anemia, I suffer from fatigue. This is a full-time job, it’s a statewide job and we need somebody younger.”

Miller is said to have told The Washington Post that his battle with cancer had sapped his energy and he did not want “to be perceived as lingering on or trying to hold on to something past my time.”

Miller, 76, is the country’s longest-serving senate president in the entire United States. He has wielded power in the Maryland Senate since before some current senators were born. He controls everything including courts in Maryland. No one can win a state case without his consent. He is said to know all the judges who must be screened before being elevated to the job and his son works in the Maryland legal system as a senior officer.

He said he will cede the presidency but intends to serve the remaining three years on his term as a rank-and-file senator. “I don’t intend to go cut the cord completely,” he said in an phone interview from a hospital room earlier this week according to Washington Post reporter. The interview was embargoed until Miller announced his decision, the report reported.

Miller, is battling Stage 4 prostate cancer that has metastasized to his spine and pelvic area.

The larger-than-life Democratic lawmaker has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments including during the annual legislative sessions, and he has lost much of his hair and some of his energy. Doctors say the cancer may be containable, but there is no cure.

On or around July 25th, 2018, Senator Mike Miller came under major political attack by Ms. Theresa Dudley, current president of the Prince George’s County Educators’ Association (PGCEA) who is engaged in conflicts of interests. During the meeting, Dudley unveiled a chain bought at Home Depot and said county officials, including those elected to the central committee, have for too long been controlled by “the master who lives in Calvert County,” referring to state Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D), whose district also includes part of Prince George’s. As fate had it, Dudley is currently serving two masters and should resign one position due to conflicts of interests in politics. She is also engaged in a pattern of racketeering activity in PGCPS involving well connected individuals facilitating union corruption starting with Dr. Alvin Thornton and others for personal gain.

We wish Senator Mike Miller well.

Read more >>> Washington Post 

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Theresa Dudley, president of the Prince George’s County Educators’ Association, used a chain she bought at Home Depot to illustrate the control that she says party leaders wield over which Democrats win office in the county. However, as fate had it, Dudley is currently serving two masters and should resign one position due to conflicts of interests in politics. She is also engaged in a pattern of racketeering activity in PGCPS involving the very politicians she spoke about. #DespotsMustFall

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Dr. Alvin Thornton is facilitating the worst misconduct in history within the Prince George’s county public schools. He needs to resign at the earliest opportunity before he is arrested #DespotsMustFall

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Independent Inspector General & Audit for Park & Planning and WSSC:

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Del. Ben Kramer Democrat, District 19, Montgomery County introduced the bill to establish independent Inspector General for  M-NCPPC and WSSC

The bill to establish an independent Inspector General for M-NCPPC and WSSC is long overdue. It was introduced by Del. Ben Kramer (District 19) and was voted out of committee, although three of our representatives, Kumar Barve (District 17), Anne Kaiser (District 14), and Charles Barkley (District 39), voted no and did not want to see it get out of committee.

Recently, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker III appointed Ms. M. Andree Green – as the new Director for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). She gas no formal training or professional experience in planning to serve as the director of the Prince George’s County Planning Department. No other jurisdiction in the Washington region has made such a choice, and for good reason: such a decision defies common sense, and it likely contravenes Maryland law.

Attorney M. Andree Green (Checkley), of Upper Marlboro, began her tenure as Planning Director on January 18. She replaces Dr. Fern V. Piret, who retired after serving 26 years in that position. For the past six years, Green worked as the County Attorney for Prince George’s. Before that, she worked for approximately eleven years in the legal department of M-NCPPC, the quasi-independent state agency responsible for planning, zoning, parks, and recreation in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

It is our understanding both agencies are opposed to the new bill which is meant to create an independent Inspector General and they are not interested at some control and transparency. They are working either to kill the bill or water it down. Members of the County Planning Board have stated their difficulty with this effort at transparency, so MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD IN ANNAPOLIS!

The bill information is here. The bill is MC/PG 110-17.

Please contact your House and Senate representatives and tell them we need a strong independent Inspector General for these agencies and independent audits. At the moment there is no oversight and little transparency at these organizations.

Finally please contact Senator Mike Miller, President of the state senate has the ultimate say on whether a bill passes in the Maryland General assembly or not. He and others as part of the democratic regime in Maryland are in  control of many things including the manipulation of the state court system. His email is: thomas.v.mike.miller@senate.state.md.us.

To find your representative, go here.

Because local government matters too.

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Senator Mike Miller, President of the Maryland state senate has the final and ultimate say on whether a bill passes in the Maryland general assembly or not.

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Mr. Rushern Baker III appointed Ms. M. Andree Green – Prince George’s New Planning Director

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Ms. M. Andree Green – Prince George’s New Planning Director Is Not Actually a Planner. She began her tenure as Planning Director on January 18. She replaces Dr. Fern V. Piret, who retired after serving 26 years in that position.

>>> Read more Prince George’s New Planning Director Is Not Actually a Planner

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