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Maryland lawmakers approve redone congressional map

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers have approved a redrawn congressional map, after a judge struck down the one lawmakers approved in December as unconstitutional for diluting the voice of Republicans. The Maryland House voted 94-41 for the map Wednesday, sending it to Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday. The General Assembly is controlled by Democrats and has been scrambling to approve a new map. The new map makes the congressional […]

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Maryland lawmakers to vote on new congressional map

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers spent their weekend redrawing the state's U.S. House districts after a judge said the current map shows "extreme partisan gerrymandering. It's the first congressional map drawn by Democrats to be overturned. Other judges have blocked Republican-drawn maps for Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. A spokesman for state Senate President Bill Ferguson says lawmakers should have it on the desk of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan […]

today03/29/2022 1


Maryland judge rules new congressional map unconstitutional

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland judge has ruled the state's new congressional map is unconstitutional. Judge Lynne Battaglia issued the ruling on Friday after a trial last week. It is the first Democratic-drawn map to be struck down by a court this redistricting cycle. The ruling blocks the map approved by the General Assembly in December from taking effect. Battaglia wrote in her ruling that the legislature must adopt […]

today03/28/2022 1


Senate committee endorses new Maryland legislative map

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Legislators in a key Senate committee endorsed on Tuesday a new map for their own districts for the next election, choosing a map touted by Democratic leaders and rejecting one backed by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. The Baltimore Sun reports that approval went along party lines with 11 Democrats in favor and four Republicans opposed. The proposed map now goes to the full Senate for approval, […]

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Maryland lawmakers convening for redistricting session

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers are gathering for a special session to redraw the state's congressional map. They are scheduled to hold a hearing Monday on legislation outlining the state's eight U.S. House districts. Democrats who hold a supermajority in the General Assembly control the redistricting process in Maryland. A panel that included House Speaker Adrienne Jones and Senate President Bill Ferguson has recommended a map that would make […]

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