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March 15, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Maryland is moving closer to becoming the 18th state to end executions, with the House of Delegates expected to pass a bill which has already passed the Senate. Last week, the Senate passed a bill that replaces the death penalty with life in prison without parole. That passage was considered a tougher fight than approval by the House, where a vote could come Friday. Gov. Martin O'Malley, who tried to end capital punishment in 2009, has pledged to sign the bill into law. Capital punishment has been an increasingly questioned in recent years on a variety of grounds.
January 31, 2011
Repair before you build Re "Brown defends cuts to mayors," Jan. 27 Gov. Jerry Brown is right on target. Cities are always eager to acquire redevelopment funds, but instead of fixing the existing infrastructure (repaving roads, replacing subterranean pipelines and repairing or replacing inefficient and outdated street lighting), they build more malls. My city right now is loaded with partially filled, and in some cases empty, strip malls. Building much-vaunted "multi-use" facilities (apartments upstairs and retail stores downstairs)
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