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House of Delegates debating O’Malley’s redistricting map

ANNAPOLIS — The House of Delegates is moving toward taking its final vote on Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley’s congressional redistricting map. The House rejected several amendments on Wednesday that would have created a third majority-minority district. Republicans have contended Democrats ...

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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 ...

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Edwards submits alternative redistricting map

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards has submitted an alternative congressional redistricting map that she says addresses concerns about diluting minority voting strength. Edwards made her proposal public on Monday, as lawmakers were gathering for a special session to redraw ...

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Redistricting special session begins

ANNAPOLIS — A special session on congressional redistricting in Maryland is getting started. Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, is holding a news conference Monday morning to discuss the session, along with House Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Thomas V. ...

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Alternate redistricting bills will get hearing

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation containing Maryland redistricting plans that are different from Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal will get full hearings in a special session next week. Alexandra Hughes, a spokeswoman for House Speaker Michael Busch, said Friday that all proposals will ...

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C. Fraser Smith: UMB-UMCP merger — just say no

The proposed merger of Maryland’s largest university campuses — the one in College Park and the one in Baltimore — would further destabilize the city. It would be akin to the departure of a Fortune 500 company — as if ...

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Republican delegate announces redistricting plan

ANNAPOLIS — A Republican state lawmaker from western Maryland will be advocating a congressional redistricting plan backed by a minority political action committee. Delegate Michael Hough said Wednesday he will be introducing “The Maryland Fair Representation Congressional Plan” in next ...

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O’Malley formally announces redistricting session

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley has formally announced that a special session on congressional redistricting will begin next week. O’Malley, a Democrat, issued an executive order on Wednesday. It calls for the session to begin Monday in Annapolis. The timing ...

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Rep. Edwards doesn’t support redistricting plan

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards said Tuesday she doesn’t support a redistricting plan in its current form because it doesn’t adequately represent minorities. The proposal would reduce the number of African-Americans who are eligible to vote in her 4th ...

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State Sen. Getty to propose keeping 6th district unchanged

ANNAPOLIS — A state senator says he will introduce legislation in Maryland’s upcoming special session on redistricting to preserve the 6th congressional district from changes made under a draft plan. Sen. Joseph Getty, a Republican, said Monday his proposal would ...

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