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Senate votes 27-20 to abolish death penalty (with roll call)

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate on Wednesday passed legislation to repeal the state’s death penalty. With the 27-20 vote, attention shifts to the House of Delegates, where the legislation, backed by Gov. Martin O’Malley, awaits a vote by the Judiciary ...

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Democrats ward off flurry of amendments from Republicans (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — The Senate gave preliminary approval Monday to two bills in a budget package that would prevent some $500 million in cuts from Gov. Martin O’Malley’s original fiscal 2013 budget proposal. Democratic senators successfully fended off a flurry of ...

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How special would two sessions be? (access required)

Gov. Martin O’Malley floated a compromise after meeting with the General Assembly’s presiding officers Tuesday, saying a gambling expansion could be discussed in the second of two special legislative sessions this year.

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C. Fraser Smith: Questions abound in Assembly’s aftermath (access required)

Their embarrassing inability to approve $500 million in tax increases ran directly counter to the usual dynamic in Annapolis. Even when the assembly doesn’t much like the incumbent governor — usually a Democrat — the Democrat-dominated body finds a way ...

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Donald C. Fry: What happened and what’s next in Annapolis (access required)

Lawmakers enacted 791 bills during the 2012 General Assembly session, hundreds of which gained passage on April 9 — the last day of the session. But two fiscal bills they didn’t pass in the chaotic final hours will likely frame ...

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Christopher Summers: Put the brakes on gas tax special session (access required)

With talk of a special legislative session to increase Maryland’s gas tax, one could be forgiven for having an unwelcome sense of déjà vu. If the rationale from special session advocates sounds eerily familiar I suggest you Google the phrase, ...

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O’Malley to sign bills passed by General Assembly

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley is scheduled to sign bills passed by the General Assembly. O’Malley is expected to be joined by state Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch on Tuesday morning to sign measures ...

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