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Panel weighs reducing redistricting hearings

ANNAPOLIS — Members of a panel on legislative redistricting in Maryland discussed reducing the number of public hearings on redrawing the state’s congressional districts during their first public meeting on Wednesday. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, who is one ...

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Maryland GOP proposes redistricting map

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Republican Party has released a proposed map for congressional redistricting. Alex Mooney, chairman of the party, says the map protects voters’ interests instead of incumbent politicians. He criticized past redistricting processes, saying it caused residents to ...

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Redistricting panel to hold first public meeting

ANNAPOLIS — A panel drafting Maryland’s legislative and congressional redistricting plan is holding its first public meeting. The Governor’s Redistricting Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday in Annapolis. The five-person committee is tasked with planning hearings to give state ...

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Maryland’s special legislative session anticipated in week of Oct. 17

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration is anticipating this fall’s special legislative session on congressional redistricting will be held in the week of Oct. 17. While the governor has not formally announced a date, spokesman Rick Abbruzzese said Tuesday it’s ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Redistricting is a numbers game that matters

Perhaps you think redistricting is a boring enterprise devoid of real-world consequence for the rest of us. You would be wrong. Had there been no redistricting in 2001, Maryland would have had slot machine gambling a decade ago (more on ...

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Md. agencies release precinct population counts

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland agencies have released a report on precinct population counts for redistricting and reapportionment. The report contains population counts based on the 2010 Census for the state’s 1,849 voting districts in 23 counties and Baltimore city. It was ...

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Virginia students to attempt electoral redistricting

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Every 10 years, Virginia lawmakers redraw the House and Senate districts of the General Assembly and the congressional electoral districts to reflect changes in population growth. The state’s partisan redistricting process has long drawn complaints that it ...

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