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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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Officials speak in favor of abolishing the death penalty

Members of the NAACP and state and local lawmakers met Tuesday to discuss their push to repeal the death penalty in Maryland. Gov. Martin O’Malley announced his plan to submit legislation to the General Assembly that would replace the death penalty with life without parole.

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