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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...
  • Narrow majority of Md. senators oppose repeal of death penalty, survey reveals

    Gov. Martin O'Malley's push to end the death penalty in Maryland would probably fall short if a legislative vote were held today, even though the governor insisted yesterday that the repeal effort "has a real shot this year." A Baltimore Sun survey of...
  • Strapped fisheries agency facing legislative hack job

    Visiting the Maryland General Assembly is like having a front-row seat at Short Attention Span Theater. Lawmakers hope you don't remember what they did to you last year and count on you not remembering two years ago. Otherwise, how do you explain the...