Ed Kasemeyer moving up in MD Senate
When Senate president pro tem Ida Ruben lost in the primary, a vacancy was created that led to two recent actions by Senate president Mike Miller. He moved the Democratic Majority Leader into the pro tem slot (which amounts to presiding over Senate proceedings in his absence) and selected Howard County's Ed Kasemeyer as the new Majority Leader (or spokesman for the party on the floor). Such is the power of Mike Miller that he can do this on his own. Senator Kasemeyer will surely continue to serve on the powerful Budget and Taxation Committee.