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May 4, 2017

House passes Obamacare repeal in razor-thin GOP victory

House Republicans mustered just enough votes to pass their health-care bill Thursday, salvaging what at times appeared to be a doomed mission to repeal and partially replace Obamacare under intense pressure from President Donald Trump to produce legislative accomplishments. The 217-213 vote sends the American Health Care Act to the Senate, where it has little […]

May 31, 2013

Opponents of Md. death penalty repeal fall short

FREDERICK — An effort to undo Maryland’s recent repeal of the death penalty has fallen short. Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger and other advocates had been seeking a ballot question next year that would ask voters to reinstate capital punishment. But he said in an interview Friday that they’ve fallen thousands of signatures short […]

May 30, 2013

Death-penalty supporters may fall short in referendum effort

Death-penalty supporters said Thursday that they may have to abandon their effort to bring to referendum a challenge to a law that will abolish capital punishment in the state on Oct. 1.

O'Malley and Bloodsworth
May 2, 2013

With bill signed, time to award startup funds

All but a few million dollars of state money for startup companies should soon be awarded to private venture firm, now that Gov. Martin O’Malley has signed legislation that makes immediate, critical changes to the $84 million InvestMaryland program.

Mar 7, 2013

Editorial: Repeal protects wrongly convicted

Maryland legislators took an important step forward this week in ensuring that no innocent people will be put to death at the hands of the state. With Wednesday’s approval of a death penalty repeal by the Senate, Maryland is poised to become the 18th state to ban the practice. The District of Columbia also does not allow executions.

Mar 4, 2013

Death-penalty repeal survives 8 amendment attempts, with more to come

The Senate turned away eight amendments to legislation that would repeal the death penalty in Maryland, but the debate will continue Tuesday morning.

Mar 1, 2013

Death penalty: Battle for hearts and minds

The Senate on Friday began debate on legislation to repeal capital punishment in Maryland, with abolitionist legislators saying the death penalty does not deter heinous crimes and carries the risk that a wrongly convicted person could be executed.

Feb 14, 2013

O’Malley to testify on death penalty repeal

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley will testify in Annapolis on a measure to repeal the death penalty in Maryland. O’Malley is scheduled to speak Thursday before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and the House Judiciary Committee. The Democratic governor, who opposes capital punishment, pushed for repeal in 2009 and fell short. O’Malley says he believes […]

Feb 8, 2013

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.

Jul 11, 2012

Romney booed at NAACP for ‘Obamacare’ remarks

HOUSTON — Unflinching before the NAACP, Mitt Romney declared Wednesday he’d do more for African-Americans than Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president. He drew jeers when he lambasted the Democrat’s policies. “If you want a president who will make things better in the African-American community, you are looking at him,” Romney told the group’s […]

Jul 10, 2012

Wineries celebrating 1 year of home delivery

Maryland wine aficionados have reason to celebrate this month. It’s been a year since the state repealed the ban on home wine delivery. That’s been a boon to some state vineyards that no longer have to ship wines using third-party distributors or rely solely on on-site sales to peddle their vino. Boordy Vineyards in Baltimore […]

May 29, 2012

Gay marriage foes submit repeal effort signatures

ANNAPOLIS — Opponents of Maryland’s same-sex marriage law have delivered more than twice the number of signatures needed to put a referendum on the law on November’s ballot. Activists say they submitted 113,000 signatures on petitions on Tuesday — double the 55,736 needed to put the issue on the ballot. The state has 20 days […]

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