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is looking forward to a debate.
Flanagan said a House vote on the issue now is appropriate.
BOSTON House lawmakers are set to debate reinstating the death penalty next week, despite a schedule packed with controversial issues before it breaks on Nov. 16. But one hot button topic the proposed legalization of slot machines at race tracks will probably not get a vote this fall, in spite of bill proponents protesting in front of the State House almost daily.
"I believe the majority of people in the state support the death penalty in limited circumstances," Evangelidis said. "I think it's only fair for voters to know where their elected officials stand."
Lawmakers to debate death penalty bill
Flanagan said she supports the governor's bill, but she could not commit to a vote until its final version is before the House.
officers)," Eldridge said. "I think it's not necessary now, but obviously I will take the vote . It seems pretty clear that health care reform might take a lot longer to pass, so maybe we can focus on the death penalty."
But that won't prevent a lively debate.
"It's wrong to kill, and I don't see the value of having the state kill someone when that person killed (another)," Eldridge said. "Two wrongs don't make a right."
State Rep. James Eldridge, D Acton, opposes the death penalty altogether.
Gov. Mitt Romney filed a death penalty bill in April that would allow a death sentence for people convicted of killing sprees, the murder of law enforcement officials, murders involving torture and deadly acts of terrorism.
Talk to local lawmakers about their stance on the death penalty, and expect a lot of different answers.
"Obviously we can't bring them back," he said.
Flanagan, a supporter of slot machines, said she would support a compromise in the House to vote on a bill to expand simulcasting at race tracks without a provision to legalize slot machines.
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The Legislature is also expected to make decisions on an economic stimulus package, heating assistance and possibly a major health care reform bill before the break.
"I'll be looking to find out what members of House will add or delete from the bill," she said.
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The governor based the bill on "foolproof" criteria to prevent wrongful convictions with DNA evidence and tough legal safeguards.
Eldridge has concerns about cases where people sentenced to death were later found to be innocent.
Rep. Jennifer Flanagan, D Leominster, supports punishment by death for "the most heinous crimes."
this fall . it's not out of the blue," said Kimberly Haberlin, spokeswoman for Speaker of the House Salvatore F. DiMasi. "We never
Eldridge said he is "surprised," the House will take on the death penalty next week.
"The speaker has an agenda Prada Satchel to take up many issues to benefit the Commonwealth," she said.
The Joint Committee on the Judiciary is not expected to recommend the governor's bill, and DiMasi himself opposes the death penalty.
"I'm not too concerned when we take the vote, but I hope at some point we can take that vote (on slots)," Flanagan said. "But certainly it's not my decision."
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