State Circle. Episode 814

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Maryland General Assembly meets in Annapolis each year for 90 days; State Circle reports weekly on the legislature during that period. This episode summarizes the 1994 session. Legislators approved a weakened welfare reform bill; banned the sale of 18 types of automatic handguns; passed a bill to give greater protection to victims of domestic violence; reformed the state's child support law; approved legislation to require violent criminals to serve 50 percent of their prison sentence before being eligible for parole; changed the death penalty from the gas chamber to lethal injection; agreed to allow greater use of children’s statements in child abuse cases; provided funding for new school construction as well as money for schools with poverty or language issues. Looking back at outgoing Gov. Schaefer's time in office, David Paulson questions a panel of journalists: Charles Babington (Washington Post), Pat Royse (Montgomery County Gazette), and Jim Miller (WPOC radio). MPT reporters David Paulson, Anne-Hope Johnson, Nate Howard, Annette Gibbs-Davis, and Jeff Salkin close the program with their thoughts about the 1994 session.
Maryland Public Television
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North America; United States of America
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