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Edward J Kasemeyer

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  • Senators turn away repeal of death penalty in Md.

    Baltimore County senators rebuffed an effort to abolish Maryland's death penalty yesterday, persuading lawmakers instead to restrict when capital punishment can be used. The Senate's first full debate on the death penalty in more than three decades was...
  • Senate OKs limits on use of death penalty

    Senate OKs limits on use of death penalty
    Maryland senators advanced a plan yesterday to make the state's capital punishment statute one of the most limited in the nation. Although the proposal is far short of the full repeal sought by Gov. Martin O'Malley, the governor said it might be the best...
  • Key legislators doubt slots bill revenue figure

    Top legislators expressed growing doubts yesterday that they could count on gambling revenue from Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s plan for slot machines at racetracks to close next year's budget gap. The chairmen of the General Assembly's budget...
  • Slots bill far from a hit with horsemen

    Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s newest proposal for slots at Maryland racetracks came under attack from some of his longest-standing allies yesterday as the state's horsemen threatened to oppose the bill unless the share allocated to purses is increased....
  • Slots foes expect fight, but not win

    Senate opponents of Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s bill to allow slots at Maryland racetracks girded for a floor fight today while conceding their chances are dismal in the face of Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller's determined support. The...
  • Slots get tentative Senate approval

    The Maryland Senate gave preliminary approval to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s slot machines bill yesterday -- but not before weakening Baltimore's ability to insist the state pay for road improvements around Pimlico Race Course. Mayor Martin O'Malley...
  • Busch rebuffs latest Ehrlich slots proposal

    House Speaker Michael E. Busch rebuffed Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s revised gambling plan yesterday, saying the House of Delegates should not approve slot machines without a full remedy to state budget problems that would include raising taxes. "If it's...
  • Voters' role in slots gets attention

    As the governor and Senate leaders head toward another collision over slots with House Speaker Michael E. Busch, one potential compromise quietly under discussion involves putting the question of expanded gambling to Maryland's voters. If the slots issue...