MD House Approves Assisted Suicide Measure, Dems Urging Evans To Relinquish Leadership Role

MD House Approves Assisted Suicide Measure

(Annapolis, MD) — The Maryland House of Delegates is approving a bill that would legalize medically assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in the state. The bill passed in a 74-66 vote today, three more than the 71 votes needed for passage. Lawmakers voted on the measure after more than an hour of debate. The legislation would allow terminally ill patients to obtain a prescription that would end their lives if a physician determines they have less than six months to live and they have the capacity to make the decision on their own. The measure failed three previous times in the General Assembly. The bill now heads to the Senate.

Dems Urging Evans To Relinquish Leadership Role

 

(Washington, DC) — DC Council member Jack Evans is being pushed by some local Democratic officials to step down from party leadership. At least 24 members of the DC Democratic State Committee have signed a letter requesting Evans step down from his elected position as national committeeman. The national committeeman is elected to a four-year term by Democratic voters during primary elections. The request comes amid accusations Evans used his city council position to solicit business from DC lobbying firms. The DC Council plans to reprimand him for the ethics violations.

Manafort To Be Sentenced In Virginia Today

(Alexandria, VA) — Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort will be in a Virginia federal court today for a sentencing hearing. Manafort was convicted of tax evasion, bank fraud and failing to report foreign lobbying. He pleaded guilty to similar charges in a case in Washington, DC, and will be sentenced on those next week.

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