Significant Signature: Md. Becomes 18th State To Abolish The Death PenaltyThe state of Maryland will no longer execute criminals convicted of the most heinous crimes. Governor Martin O'Malley officially signed the death penalty repeal into law Thursday morning, along with dozens of other bills.
Ban On Corporate Donations Won't Make Ballot In D.C.An initiative to ban corporate donations to candidates for local office in the District of Columbia will not appear on the ballot this fall.
Md. Catholics Stand Up For Illegal Immigrant In-State TuitionOpponents of Maryland’s immigrant in-state tuition law are just 8,000 signatures away from putting the issue on the ballot. Local leaders of the Catholic Church take a stand against the petition.
Md. Immigrant Tuition Foes Face Petition DeadlineThe first signatures were submitted Tuesday in the push to allow Maryland voters to decide the issue of in-state tuition for some illegal immigrants.
Board To Re-Examine Third-Party SignaturesThe Maryland State Board of Elections will take another look at signatures that were deemed invalid in a drive by the Libertarian Party and Green Party to have their candidates recognized on state ballots, an attorney for the board said Friday.