The 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.
An initiative to ban corporate donations to candidates for local office in the District of Columbia will not appear on the ballot this fall.
Opponents 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.
The first signatures were submitted Tuesday in the push to allow Maryland voters to decide the issue of in-state tuition for some illegal immigrants.
The 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.