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Hearing held

July 24th, 2011 by WCBC Radio

WBAL reports that Maryland lawmakers were urged Saturday to draw district lines that "make sense," as a panel on legislative redistricting heard public comments in a process leading up to a special session to redraw congressional districts in October. The hearing, which lasted about 30 minutes, was attended by only about 50 people and drew only five speakers. One district being looked at closely is the 6th district. The 6th congressional district seat is held by Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, one of two Maryland Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives out of the state's eight seats. State Sen. George Edwards, R-Garrett, focused on state legislative districts in western Maryland. He said he didn't believe his district should be changed, even though it is now about 255 people below the low-end of a population guideline for setting legislative districts.

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