congressional redistricting

Oct 26, 2012

Eye Opener: Question 6 supporters call on Obama

A few government and election related headlines for Friday.

Oct 23, 2012

Redistricting referendum survived by a single vote in Court of Appeals

A petition drive to force a vote on Maryland’s congressional redistricting plan succeeded by just a single vote in the state’s highest court. The Court of Appeals had rejected the challenge to the referendum in an order Aug. 17, but did not explain its reasons — or how close the vote was. Because the petition […]

Oct 16, 2012

Franchot wants commission to decide redistricting

Joining other Montgomery County Democrats speaking out against Maryland's Congressional Redistricting Map, Democratic Comptroller Peter Franchot said Thursday that voters should say no to Question 5 on Election Day.

Oct 9, 2012

Eye Opener: With election less than a month away, studies plentiful

A roundup of election and referendum-related news around the state.

Aug 17, 2012

Eye Opener: Gambling session talk of conference

It's been difficult to chat with anyone at the annual Maryland Association of Counties summer conference without that conversation inevitably shifting to the General Assembly's recently-adjourned special session on gambling expansion. ...

Jul 11, 2012

Foes of redistricting map nearing petition goal

ANNAPOLIS — Opponents of Maryland’s congressional redistricting map are getting close to the validated signatures needed to give voters a chance to reject the map in November. They could reach the 55,736 valid signatures needed this week. As of Tuesday, the Maryland State Board of Elections had validated 53,566 signatures. Critics say the map approved […]

Jun 26, 2012

Eye Opener: Labor unions lobby for National Harbor casino

The lobbying in Annapolis continues, as labor union leaders rallied yesterday to urge Gov. Martin O’Malley and the presiding officers of the General Assembly to reach a deal that would allow construction of a casino at National Harbor in Prince George’s County. Here’s a few other headlines this morning: The Associated Press reports that the […]

Jun 25, 2012

Court won’t hear Md. redistricting challenge

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won’t hear a complaint against Maryland’s congressional redistricting map by voters unhappy with the state’s new maps. The high court affirmed Maryland judges’ decision to throw the lawsuit out. Some voters had complained that the new maps passed by the state legislature last year discriminated against African-Americans by failing to [&helli[...]

Dec 20, 2011

Md. congressional redistricting lawsuit hinges on racial numbers

GREENBELT — As a three-judge panel heard arguments about whether Maryland’s redistricting map dilutes the African-American vote, one of those judges said Tuesday he doesn’t believe a case has been made to require a third black-majority congressional district. Still, the judges noted that some changes in the map might be necessary after further review, and […]

Oct 20, 2011

O’Malley signs congressional redistricting bill

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley has signed legislation outlining Maryland’s congressional redistricting map The Democratic governor signed the measure on Thursday, shortly after the state Senate took a final vote to correct about 24 typographical errors in the bill. The House of Delegates passed the bill on Wednesday. Maryland has eight seats in the U.S. […]

Oct 19, 2011

House of Delegates OKs congressional redistricting plan

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland House of Delegates approved Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley’s congressional redistricting map Wednesday, the third day of a special session to redraw the districts of the state’s eight seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. The map, which Republicans decried as gerrymandering to oust a GOP congressman, is identical to a bill […]

Oct 18, 2011

Maryland Senate delays work on redistricting

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate has delayed its work briefly on congressional redistricting in order to adopt a technical amendment to the plan. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said Tuesday the Senate will move back in the legislative process in order to take up the amendment. The Senate is then expected to vote on […]

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