"Senate panel endorses death penalty repeal measure," is the AP report by Lynne Tuohy, via the Greenfield Time.
The New Hampshire Senate Judiciary Committee is recommending passage of a bill to repeal the state's death penalty.
The 3-2 vote Thursday sets the stage of a potentially historic vote by the Senate to repeal the state's centuries-old death penalty.
The committee voted 2-2 Tuesday with one member absent. The tie vote would have sent a message to the Senate that it ought to be killed.
The committee reconsidered the issue Thursday, in deference to Democrat Donna Soucy of Manchester, who missed Tuesday's meeting due to a family medical issue.
The full Senate is expected to take up the measure on April 17.
Earlier coverage from New Hampshire begins at the link.