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Maryland lawmakers have gun control left to do

Tuesday - 4/2/2013, 10:40am  ET

BRIAN WITTE
Associated Press

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- While Maryland lawmakers will have plenty to do in the last week of the state's legislative session, most of the high-profile issues backed by Gov. Martin O'Malley already have been sent to him for his signature.

An increase in the state's gas tax was passed last week. A framework to develop offshore wind also has passed. A repeal of capital punishment awaits his signature.

That leaves O'Malley's gun-control measure as the main unresolved item of the session. The House of Delegates is scheduled to debate changes to the sweeping bill on Tuesday, with a vote expected as soon as Wednesday.

The House and Senate still will have to work out some differences before midnight Monday. However, they are largely in agreement so far on the main components of the legislation.


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