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Apr 2, 2014

New Baltimore-owned vacant property map released

There's a new map showing where Baltimore owned vacant housing is located in the city.

Aug 17, 2012

Court of Appeals rejects redistricting map appeal

ANNAPOLIS — The state’s highest court on Friday rejected an appeal by Maryland Democrats to stop a referendum on the state’s congressional redistricting map, paving the way for another question to be decided by voters in November. While presidential and U.S. Senate races will be at the top of the ticket, ballot issues such as […]

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 […]

Jul 2, 2012

Redistricting map foes confident in referendum

ANNAPOLIS — Opponents of Maryland’s congressional redistricting map say they are confident they have submitted enough valid signatures to give voters a chance to reject it in November. Del. Neil Parrott, R-Washington, and several other Republican lawmakers talked about their petition drive on Monday in Annapolis. They say they submitted 65,722 signatures by Saturday’s midnight [&hell[...]

May 3, 2012

Harbor Point off new Enterprise Zone map

Baltimore’s proposed new Enterprise Zone map excludes the waterfront Harbor Point parcel in Harbor East, complicating the developer’s plans to build a $120 million office tower for Exelon Corp. The map — which outlines areas eligible for large property tax credits — was approved Thursday in a 4-0 vote by the Baltimore City Council’s Taxation, […]

Jan 16, 2012

Top court’s last decision shows where to draw the line on redistricting

If the past is indeed prologue, Maryland’s top court will soon be asked to strike down the state’s newest legislative-district map — and the Maryland Court of Appeals will be constitutionally bound to consider the challenge. All it takes to compel the high court to hear the case is a petition brought by a registered […]

Jan 11, 2012

O’Malley submits legislative redistricting map

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley has sent Maryland’s state legislative redistricting map to the General Assembly. O’Malley presented the map on Wednesday, the first day of the state’s 90-day legislative session. The map creates 12 districts that are majority African-American. That’s an increase from 10 districts that the state’s highest court drew in 2002. Law[...]

Dec 22, 2011

O’Malley to host redistricting hearing

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley will host a hearing on legislative redistricting in the Maryland General Assembly. The hearing on Thursday will give residents a chance to weigh in on the proposed new districts for the state’s 47 state senate seats and 141 seats in the House of Delegates. The governor’s advisory committee on redistricting […]

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 […]

Dec 19, 2011

New legislative map targeting Republicans

ANNAPOLIS — The two top Democrats in the General Assembly are pretty happy with the legislative district maps they helped draw, safely slicing the pie to protect their supermajorities. Republicans, on the other hand, are not pasting smiley face stickers on the plan submitted Friday evening, which could force some incumbents to run against each […]

Nov 29, 2011

Ski trail maps use artist’s hand-painted panoramas

LOVELAND, Colo. — If you’ve ever gone skiing at an unfamiliar resort without getting lost, chances are you have James Niehues to thank. Niehues, 65, is the man behind the trail map. His hand-painted panoramas have been reproduced into millions of pocket-sized maps handed out by ski resorts in North America, Japan, Korea, China, New […]

Oct 20, 2011

Senate sends redistricting bill to O’Malley

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate has officially sent the state’s congressional redistricting map to Gov. Martin O’Malley for his signature. The Senate took a final vote on Thursday to correct about 24 typographical errors in the legislation. The House of Delegates passed the bill on Wednesday, a day after the Senate passed the measure. Both […]

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