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General Assembly passes Somerset redistricting bill

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s General Assembly has passed a measure that redistricts five Somerset County commissioner districts. Maryland’s House of Delegates passed the bill 135-1 on Tuesday. The emergency legislation will take effect when Gov. Martin O’Malley signs the bill later ...

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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. ...

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Battle over septic regulations looms again

Rural development and how to regulate it will be atop the General Assembly’s agenda again in 2012. The issue promises to be a replay of last session’s battle when legislation pushed by Gov. Martin O’Malley died after much debate and ...

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O’Malley plans to address donations from Stewart

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley says he plans to address donations given to him by Richard Stewart, who pleaded guilty this month to failing to pay $4 million in employment taxes. But the governor, a Democrat, told reporters on Thursday ...

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Residents, lawmakers discuss redistricting

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley says he will be weighing public comments to a proposed legislative redistricting map for the Maryland General Assembly, but he isn’t expecting to make many changes. O’Malley spoke about public comments made at a hearing ...

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Md. redistricting panel member pleads guilty

Richard Stewart, a member of the five-person Governor’s Redistricting Advisory Committee, pleaded guilty last Thursday to failing to pay almost $4 million in federal Social Security and income taxes for a company he owned. According to a press release from ...

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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 ...

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Frederick official files redistricting lawsuit

FREDERICK — A Frederick County commissioner has filed a lawsuit challenging Maryland’s redistricting map. The Frederick News-Post reports that Republican Commissioner Paul Smith has filed complaints in the Court of Appeals and Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. He is criticizing ...

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