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E.J. Pipkin

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  • State Senate approves driver's licenses for illegal immigrants

    State Senate approves driver's licenses for illegal immigrants
    Maryland could become one of a handful of states that grant special driver's licenses to illegal immigrants under legislation garnering strong support in Annapolis. The bill, passed by the Senate on Monday, would expand and make permanent an existing...
  • Pit bull bill in peril as Senate hardens position

    Pit bull bill in peril as Senate hardens position
    Legislation that would undo a court ruling labeling pit bulls as inherently dangerous appeared increasingly imperiled as the Senate and House dug in their heels on conflicting positions Tuesday. By a 40-6 vote, the full Senate rejected an effort by...
  • House, Senate far apart on pit bull legislation

    House, Senate far apart on pit bull legislation
    Taking a hard line on the owner's responsibility for a pet's behavior, the state Senate on Thursday unanimously passed its version of a bill intended to reverse a court decision declaring pit bulls an inherently dangerous breed. Senate passage sets up...
  • Spirited Senate gun debate expected to last all week

    Maryland senators alternatively questioned, challenged and heralded Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gun-control bill for more than two hours Tuesday, a prelude to a debate expected to stretch through the week as lawmakers wrestle over whether to...
  • Senate preserves gun licensing proposal

    Senate preserves gun licensing proposal
    The centerpiece of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gun control bill survived the Maryland Senate intact Wednesday, though opponents vowed to keep fighting the proposal to give the state some of the nation’s strictest gun laws. A new licensing...
  • Md. Senate passes gun control bill

    Md. Senate passes gun control bill
    The Maryland Senate approved a sweeping gun-control bill Thursday that would give the state one of the strictest firearm laws in the country. The contentious issue moved immediately to the House of Delegates, where the chamber's first public hearing...
  • Soft-spoken champion of gun control gets job done

    Soft-spoken champion of gun control gets job done
    When the marathon ended Thursday, when Maryland senators voted decisively to pass a sweeping gun control bill, Sen. Brian Frosh kissed his wife. Then he hugged the governor's chief lobbyist. In the marbled gallery of the State House, a gun control...
  • Death penalty repeal clears a key test vote in Senate

    Death penalty repeal clears a key test vote in Senate
    The 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...
  • Death penalty repeal survives test in Senate

    Death penalty repeal survives test in Senate
    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...
  • Death penalty repeal effort survives in Senate

    Death penalty repeal effort survives in Senate
    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,...
  • Senate votes to repeal death penalty

    Senate votes to repeal death penalty
    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...