While everyone was having a conniption fit about Winter Storm Saturn, important things in the world were happening. Such as that the Maryland Senate voted to repeal the state's death penalty. There's an article you can read about it here.
I'm not sure what I find more interesting about the 27-20 vote to repeal the death penalty. One, that two Republicans, including Howard County's own Allan Kittleman, voted for the repeal. Or two, that no Democratic State Senator voted against the repeal. I need to nugget that one over.
So now the repeal goes to the House of Delegates, where I am guessing that the repeal will pass by a much wider margin. And then, from there, the repeal goes to referendum in the 2014 election.
I am keeping my powder dry on this one. I have always felt, very staunchly, one way on the death penalty debate. Whether that changes, I am going to have to let the devate mature and see what happens.
Glad to be back on discussing real issues on this blog! And eat it, Winter Storm Saturn!