This year also saw the General Assembly pass landmark police reform legislation over Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto, which added fuel to ongoing debates between the administration and Democratic lawmakers about how to address violent crime in Baltimore City.Read More
The General Assembly largely ignored the wishes of a significant portion of the state’s electorate in a recent vote to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of congressional redistricting legislation favored by Democrats, several of Maryland’s GOP lawmakers said Monday.Read More
Gov. Larry Hogan Thursday vetoed congressional redistricting legislation favored by Democrats. Hogan took that action in the middle of an afternoon news conference at the State House in Annapolis.The veto comes less than a day after the Senate voted to send the legislation to his desk.Read More
The Senate on Wednesday evening voted 32-15 to recommend the adoption of a congressional redistricting map that was developed by a bipartisan legislative commission and is supported by Democratic lawmakers.Read More
The House of Delegates Tuesday evening voted to approve a congressional redistricting plan that is favored by Democrats and was crafted by a bipartisan legislative commission.Read More
Diana Waterman, president of the Maryland Federation of Republican Women, was more blunt.
“Marylanders want fair redistricting, not another gerrymandering map. This is an issue that is not partisan. By voting in favor of HB002/SB002, every member of the legislature can show all of their constituents that there is indeed a bipartisan desire to do better than we have done in the past.”Read More
Gov. Larry Hogan issued an order to establish a redistricting commission that will be composed of ordinary citizens and is tasked with making the state’s congressional and legislative districts more competitive.Read More
Del. Neil Parrott (R-Washington) is hoping to pull off an upset in the 6th congressional race.Read More
Parrott highlights his legislative experience and independent streak ahead of GOP congressional primary
Del. Neil Parrott (R-Washington) said his near decade-long experience in the legislature and his independent streak set him apart from the other Republican candidates in the race for Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District.Read More
A critique of Maryland’s gerrymandered districts should not be viewed as an attack on the Democratic Party. It’s not. It is an attack on a process that encourages both parties to substitute their needs and their agenda for those of the people and the voters. It’s an attack on a process that subverts the very nature of representative government by allowing those in office to choose their voters instead of allowing voters to choose those who will serve in office.Read More
Maryland officials constantly tout the state’s top schools and most educated workforce, but it may have a more dubious distinction – the least compact and most gerrymandered congressional districts in the nation.Read More
Howard Gorrell says he had no intention of attending all 12 public hearings of the Governor’s Redistricting Advisory Committee when he found himself the first witness at the first hearing July 23 in Hancock. But he did, and he was the final witness at the final hearing Monday. Gorrell’s message from first to last was fairly simple: No gerrymandering. No drawing of lines for political gain.Read More
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