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Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. is pushing for broader income-tax increases and a last-ditch attempt at expanding gambling as Maryland lawmakers look toward a possible special session, but the House appears reluctant to embrace either proposal.
Md. assembly session likely busy, defining for O'Malley; Metro proposes fare increases; D.C. eliminating free handicap parking; Md. assembly again will address death penalty issue; O'Malley to propose record school construction spending; McDonnell wants school to start before Labor Day; McDonnell urges Bolling, Cuccinelli to talk; No absentee ballots until judge rules on Perry suit.
A Maryland delegate will push to abolish the state's death penalty during the upcoming General Assembly, and the NAACP is expected to throw its support behind the proposal Tuesday.
"We should get it off the books," said Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, Baltimore Democrat who has proposed past bills to repeal the death penalty. "The possibility of executing an innocent person, the extraordinary time, effort and resources that go into death penalty cases can be used elsewhere."
"The burden of proof is on the Senate to demonstrate why what we agreed to — in full conference under normal procedures — should be reversed," said Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, Baltimore Democrat.