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Gov. Hogan To Form Commission To Explore Legislative Redistricting Reform

February 19th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan says he will form a bipartisan commission to explore reforming Maryland's legislative redistricting process. Hogan said his goal is to give the authority of redrawing the state's legislative districts to an independent, bipartisan commission. Currently, the shaping of legislative districts every 10 years in Maryland is largely in the hands of the governor, who submits a proposed map to the Maryland General Assembly, which votes on it. Critics say Maryland has some of the most gerrymandered congressional districts in the country. Gerrymandering is the process in which state officials draw congressional districts to benefit their party. Hogan said he would form a commission by executive order to explore reforms…





 

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