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  • Death penalty repeal gains 4 co-sponsors over 2012

    The Maryland Senate moved a little closer to a majority willing to vote for full repeal of the death penalty Friday as 21 senators -- four more than last year -- agreed to co-sponsor the legislation in that chamber.
  • 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...

    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...

    Proposed law would govern surrogate births

    Proposed law would govern surrogate births
    When Whitney Watts of Columbia agreed to bear twins on behalf of an infertile Boston couple two years ago, she entered a murky area of Maryland law. Nothing forbade her from signing a contract to carry babies conceived through in vitro fertilization and...

    City schools construction bill clears Senate

    City schools construction bill clears Senate
    In a long-sought victory for Baltimore, the Maryland Senate approved a $1 billion financing plan Friday for an unprecedented systemwide drive to rebuild and renovate the city's crumbling school buildings. The measure passed easily on a bipartisan vote of...