This article by Bennett Leckrone is published by Maryland Matters. Here is an excerpt:
This year marks the first time in many decades that Maryland has had a Republican governor when legislative districts are redrawn, setting the stage for an unusual and contentious process as two separate commissions are set to propose new district maps.
Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) created the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission earlier this year to draw legislative and congressional maps that he will propose as a bill to the General Assembly.
That commission — which consists of three Republicans, three Democrats and three unaffiliated voters — finished its initial round of public hearings in July ahead of the release Thursday of detailed U.S. Census data used for redistricting.
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