VIDEO | Md. Congressional Map Becomes Law, But What’s Next?

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“A tremendous victory for Democracy” is how Maryland Governor Larry Hogan described the development that led to final enactment of a Congressional district map.Hogan, House Speaker Adrienne Jones and Senate President Bill Ferguson signed the legislation creating the map into law after Democratic Attorney General Brian Frosh dropped an appeal of a court ruling that…

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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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Questions Arise About Public Comment Ahead Of Md. Special Session On Redistricting

Screen shot of Md. Legislative Redistricting Commission congressional map proposal
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Marylanders have the opportunity to testify during a General Assembly special session next week, but one group says the process of submitting comment is not very inviting. Governor Larry Hogan Thursday encouraged support for the fair maps¬†he has transmitted to the Maryland General Assembly on behalf of the¬†Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission. ‚ÄúGerrymandering has rightly been…

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Md. Citizens Redistricting Panel To Vote On Final Maps

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The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission is getting set for its final meeting, at which it’s expected to vote on proposed maps of congressional and legislative districts. The commission said more than 4,100 people took part in one of its 35 hearings that were held virtually and over social media. Final maps are already available at…

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Hogan Pushes Reform In Redistricting Process

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Wednesday proposed formation of Maryland’s first independent citizens redistricting commission, which would replace what he called the partisan, backdoor manner in which power brokers have drawn legislative and congressional districts. The panel, formed by executive order, would consist of nine people – three Democrats, three independents, three Republicans and six citizens…

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Delaware bill seeks to end partisan gerrymandering

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A bill that will be soon be circulated for sponsorship in the House of Representatives seeks to end the biased, one-party system Delaware uses to redraw the boundaries of legislative districts each decade. As required by the U.S. Constitution, every ten years a national census counts every American citizen. Following the count, the district lines…

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