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For the past month, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown has been making news in the 2014 Democratic race for governor. His presumed chief rival, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, has been biding his time. Brown became the first big name Democrat out of the gate...
Maryland's death penalty will be wiped from the books in October now that efforts to reinstate capital punishment have fallen short. The petition drive to halt repeal of the death penalty ended Friday afternoon, when organizers said they could not...
The Baltimore SunIn addition to an extension of the Homestead Tax Credit application deadline, several other pieces of legislation relevant to homeowners passed both chambers of the General Assembly during the most recent session, which ended earlier this month. Gov....
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Police could pull you over for talking on a hand-held phone while driving. Some patients could legally use marijuana. And veterans would get a new assist in getting jobs under legislation approved by the Maryland General Assembly on its final day. As...
The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval to its version of Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun control bill Tuesday night after defeating scores of amendments that attempted to weaken it. In a prolonged and heated debate, delegates ultimately preserved...
When Peggy Young became pregnant with her third child, she said a supervisor told her she was a liability and not to come back to work as a UPS package delivery driver in Landover until she had the baby. "I was very upset because I wanted to work; I...
A federal appeals court has upheld Maryland's handgun permitting law, reversing a lower court decision by concluding that the state can constitutionally require an applicant to show “good and substantial reason” that he or she needs a...
The General Assembly voted to repeal the death penalty Friday, calling for an end to Maryland's 375-year history of capital punishment and joining a growing number of states outlawing the practice. After nearly two hours of impassioned debate, the House...
Tags: Justice System, Ethics, Belief and Faith, Values, Annapolis
The Maryland Senate voted Wednesday to make Maryland the 18th state to abolish the death penalty, putting Gov. Martin O'Malley one step closer to a significant legislative victory. The 27-20 vote sent the bill to the House of Delegates, where repeal...
Efforts to end Maryland's death penalty moved forward late Monday as the Senate squashed attempts to retain the death penalty for what one senator called "the worst of the worst." Senators resumed an emotional debate they left off Friday evening,...
Tags: Roxbury, Christopher B. Shank, E.J. Pipkin, NAACP, Death Penalty
The governor's bill to repeal Maryland's death penalty survived a key vote Friday in the state Senate. After an emotional debate, senators voted 27-19 to defeat an amendment that would have kept capital punishment for murders committed along with other...
The Baltimore SunThe Senate paused its debate of a bill that would make Maryland the 18th state in the nation to eliminate the death penalty after advocates of repeal won a key test vote. Senators voted 27-19 Friday to reject an amendment that would have created an...
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