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Maryland Politics: February 18, 2007 - February 24, 2007

Debating Bull Bits in Annapolis

In Maryland, state lawmakers are debating weighty issues such as the death penalty and global warming. But much of the chatter this week was about...fake bull bits. State Del. Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr. (R) has proposed banning them and...

By  |  February 23, 2007; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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Gay Marriage Debate Comes to Annapolis

[The following posting comes from Washington Post Staff Writer Lisa Rein, who covers Maryland politics.] A new caucus is being born in the Maryland General Assembly: The Marriage Protection Caucus. Opponents of gay marriage gathered in the House Office Building...

By  |  February 22, 2007; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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Capital Punishment at the Capitol

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) testified this afternoon in favor of repealing the death penalty during back to back legislative hearings in the Senate and the House. Aides said O'Malley, who is Catholic, argued that the cost of prosecuting death penalty...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  February 21, 2007; 9:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Governor  
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Rights for Wrongdoers

Advocates seeking to expand the voting rights of convicted felons in Maryland are stepping up their efforts this year, hoping that the election of Gov. Martin O'Malley will help move bills that stalled in past years. Leaders from the 2nd...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  February 20, 2007; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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