The Maryland Senate approved Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley’s congressional redistricting plan on a 33-13 vote on Tuesday, and Democrats said the new map reflects necessary demographic changes while Republicans contended it favors party politics over the people.
Gov. Martin O’Malley defended his congressional redistricting map on Monday as balanced and fair, as lawmakers gathered for a special session to vote on new districts for the state’s eight representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next decade.
Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards has submitted an alternative congressional redistricting map that she says addresses concerns about diluting minority voting strength.
Maryland’s congressional redistricting process this year has shown it’s getting harder for Democrats to make gains against Republicans in the state’s eight seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Gov. Martin O’Malley unveiled his congressional redistricting map Saturday, avoiding significant changes to an advisory panel plan that maintains two black-majority districts.
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.
House Speaker Michael Busch says lawmakers will discuss options for trying to increase jobs in Maryland during next week’s special session on congressional redistricting, but legislation aimed at spurring job growth won’t be taken on until the regular 90-day session in January.
A Republican state lawmaker from western Maryland will be advocating a congressional redistricting plan backed by a minority political action committee.
Gov. Martin O’Malley has formally announced that a special session on congressional redistricting will begin next week.
Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards says she doesn’t support a redistricting plan in its current form because it doesn’t adequately represent minorities.
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.
Gov. Martin O’Malley says he’s still considering the possibility of pushing for legislation to help spur job growth in this month’s special session on congressional redistricting.