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.
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.
Legislation in the Maryland General Assembly would ask high school health teachers to include the dangers of problem gambling in their curriculum.
Legislation that passed in the Maryland Senate would establish statewide an initiative to provide therapy dogs to child witnesses in circuit court hearings and proceedings.
The Maryland Senate voted in favor of legislation to lessen the penalty for possession and use of small amounts of marijuana in the state.
Gender identity discrimination is one step closer to prohibition by law after the Maryland Senate passed the “Fairness for all Marylanders Act of 2014.”
A bill requiring large gatherings of boats, essentially floating parties, to obtain permits is on its way to a final vote in the Senate after several key amendments were approved Thursday.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources wants to require large gatherings of boats to obtain permits because of the strain on police caused by events like Bumper Bash, Canal Day and AquaPalooza.