House Passes Controversial Redistricting Bill

The Maryland House of Delegates passed a Congressional redistricting bill Wednesday that drew criticism from both Republicans and Democrats, who said it dilutes minority voting power and ignores geographical and political lines.
The Congressional redistricting bill put forth by Gov. Martin O’Malley passed 91 to 46 in the House.

Gas Tax Increase to Be Considered in Infrastructure Jobs Plan

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown said that a gas tax increase could help Maryland fund needed infrastructure projects and create jobs. His testimony before a joint hearing of the Maryland House and Senate came one day after Gov. Martin O’Malley said he would consider an increase to the state’s gasoline tax by 15 cents a gallon as part of a jobs plan.