Governor Larry Hogan
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Gov. Hogan Introduces Legislation to Change Redistricting Process

Governor Larry Hogan PHOTO | Maryland Public Schools

Governor Larry Hogan
PHOTO | Maryland Public Schools

Governor Larry Hogan announced on Tuesday, that he is introducing legislation to reform Maryland’s redistricting process.

According to a news release, the legislation is based on recommendations from the governor’s bipartisan Redistricting Reform Commission and proposes a non-partisan Apportionment Commission to replace the existing process, which is led by the governor.

“An overwhelming majority of Marylanders favor an independent, nonpartisan panel for redistricting over the existing biased process. For too long, fair elections and a healthy, strong, and competitive two-party system have been nearly impossible in our state. This is about recognizing a problem and choosing to do the right thing to solve it,” Hogan said.

Maureen Chowdhury

About Maureen Chowdhury

Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at mchowdhury@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.

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