Controversy Swirls Around Md. Legislative Redistricting Votes

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The Maryland House of Delegates has approved new maps for legislative districts that were produced by the General Assembly’s Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission. Republican lawmakers made a final attempt Thursday to get support for maps produced by the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission, a panel that was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan in early 2021. Fair…

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Md. Citizens Redistricting Commission Releases Final Report

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The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission has explained the reasoning behind the development of congressional and legislative maps it produced after months of examination, hearings and feedback. In a final report presented to Governor Larry Hogan, the Commission said its maps “embody good redistricting principles, including compactness, minimal splits of counties and municipalities, and a highly…

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Hogan: Keep Comments Coming On Redistricting

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Marylanders are being encouraged to comment on draft maps of legislative and congressional districts produced by the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission. Governor Larry Hogan said Wednesday that final map recommendations can be expected from the commission by early November. Hogan appointed members to the Citizens Commission in an effort to reduce the influence of politics…

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Wicomico Co. Forms Redistricting Panel

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Wicomico County Council is inviting interested residents who are registered voters to serve on a Redistricting Commission. The panel will be tasked with developing councilmanic districts that are “reasonably compact, contiguous and substantially equal in population.” Citizens who are interested must submit a statement of interest, resume, political party information and other background by June…

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Sussex Co. Census Response Rate Lags, Says State Official

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Time is running out to be counted in the U.S. Census. The US Census looks for as accurate a population count as possible, with good reason according to Delaware Lieutenant Governor Bethanny Hall-Long. Hall-Long chairs Delaware’s Census Commission. “When you undercount, we lose out. It isn’t just our high-risk communities and our children. It’s also…

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