Legislative redistricting group releases draft congressional maps

The General Assembly’s redistricting group released four draft congressional maps Tuesday, but critics say the maps show signs of continued gerrymandering.

New congressional maps could impact incumbents

New U.S. congressional maps from Maryland’s redistricting groups could impact incumbents and voters by drawing districts that don’t include the homes of their current representatives. The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission proposed a map which would draw two districts where no current incumbents live.

Redistricting groups faced with uneven population growth

Maryland counties’ population grew unevenly over the past 10 years, leaving the state’s two redistricting groups to draw new maps and create districts with equal, or close to equal, population.

Maryland redistricting groups ponder single, multi-member maps

One of Maryland’s two redistricting commissions is tasked with proposing a state legislative map using only single-member delegate districts, but the current mixed system still has significant support.

Redistricting commissions request public map submissions

Maryland’s two redistricting commissions are allowing the public to draw their own congressional and legislative maps to submit for consideration. Sources said they took several factors into consideration as they outlined districts, such as population, geography and whether or not race should play a dominant role.

Maryland redistricting groups drawing new congressional maps

Maryland’s legislative and congressional maps are due to be redrawn this year based on new census data. Although Maryland’s two redistricting commissions have differing views on how the lines should be drawn, the Maryland Citizen Redistricting Commission hopes that this year’s process will be more transparent and focused on listening to the public’s needs.

Maryland voters rally to support gerrymandering case

WASHINGTON — Maryland voters, political groups and state elected officials all rallied together outside the Supreme Court Tuesday morning to support a case being heard on partisan gerrymandering in the state’s congressional districts. Held on the steps of the Supreme…

Maryland redistricting case to be heard in Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for two cases on congressional district gerrymandering on March 26, including one from Maryland, which could have far-reaching implications on how future electoral maps are drawn. The justices could, for…

Governor Hogan again urges bipartisanship, sets priorities in State of the State

Republican Governor Larry Hogan, inaugurated for a second term just two weeks ago, told a joint session of the Maryland General Assembly that the state of the state has “never been stronger.”

Gov. Hogan talks bipartisanship at fifth State of the State

At his fifth State of the State address, Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday pushed for bipartisan support from the Democrat-controlled legislature on his initiatives regarding taxes, healthcare, education, transportation, redistricting, violent crime and the environment.