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.

β€œAn 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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