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Capital punishment already dead in Md., some prosecutors say

ANNAPOLIS — A bill that would repeal the death penalty in Maryland appears to have the votes needed to clear the Senate, adding momentum to Gov. Martin O’Malley and proponents’ push for repeal. But some prosecutors and other death penalty ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: It’s time to finally repeal Maryland’s death penalty

Two years ago, this Editorial Advisory Board urged the lawmakers to repeal Maryland’s death penalty. We do so once again — and this year, it might actually happen. Already, the House of Delegates’ abolition bill has at least 66 co-sponsors, more than ever before, and perhaps Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller will allow a floor vote in the Senate this year.

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Ministers call for a repeal of the death penalty

ANNAPOLIS — A coalition of Maryland religious leaders is calling lawmakers to end the practice of capital punishment in the state. Ministers representing diverse faiths, including Catholics, Lutherans, Presbyterians and Muslims, convened in Annapolis on Wednesday to urge lawmakers to ...

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State of the State stresses job growth, ducks transportation funding

Gov. Martin O’Malley delivered a rosy recap of his first six years in office during remarks to the General Assembly Wednesday but, as expected, did not endorse a plan that would raise new transportation money.

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Poll: Md. opposes gas tax hike — and executions

A new poll shows increasing support among Marylanders for abolishing the death penalty and strong backing for tighter gun controls, but strong opposition to an increase in the gas tax despite a recognition of transportation needs. While Gov. Martin O’Malley ...

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Miller: O’Malley ‘in the ballpark’ of votes needed for death penalty repeal

While acknowledging that Gov. Martin O'Malley would likely find the votes he needs to pass a repeal of the death penalty in Maryland, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., D-Calvert and Prince George's, said the governor was having some trouble rounding up support in the Senate.

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Gun control, offshore wind energy headline O’Malley’s legislative agenda

Gov. Martin O’Malley said Friday that altering Maryland’s gun policies would be his top priority in a legislative agenda that also includes guaranteeing a market for developers of offshore wind energy, creating special procurement rules for public-private partnerships and repealing the death penalty.

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