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General Assembly Approves New Boundaries in State

February 2nd, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland General Assembly approved new boundaries for its 188 seats last week, choosing a map supported by Democrats who control the legislature instead of a separate proposal backed by Republican Governor Larry Hogan. Democrats outnumber Republicans 99-42 in the House, and 32-15 in the Senate. Locally, the biggest change comes to District 1C (currently represented by Delegate Mike Mckay) which will move further east into Washington County leaving far fewer Allegany County voters in the district Democrats say the approved map keeps an overwhelming majority of state residents in their existing districts and adjusts for population changes in the state. Senate President Bill Ferguson…