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Maryland Senate advances new congressional map

Maryland Senate advances new congressional map

A new congressional map for Maryland’s eight U.S. House seats moved closer to final passage Wednesday, with supporters calling it an improvement on a map long criticized for gerrymandering, and opponents saying it remains unfairly drawn to favor Democrats — and could even endanger the state’s only Republican congressman.MORE

Maryland lawmakers override immigrant detention bill veto

Maryland lawmakers override immigrant detention bill veto

The Maryland General Assembly voted Tuesday to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a measure that bans local jails from being paid by the federal government to detain people on immigration matters in Maryland. Separately, the House approved a new congressional map in a special session on redistricting, sending it to the Senate.MORE

Maryland lawmakers convene for redistricting session

Maryland lawmakers convene for redistricting session

A new congressional map that could enable Democrats to gain a seat and sweep all eight Maryland U.S. House seats was advanced Monday by a legislative committee, which did not act on a separate proposal by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.MORE

Virginia GOP completes sweep of elections with House win

Virginia GOP completes sweep of elections with House win

A three-judge panel overseeing a recount in a close Virginia Beach state House race upheld the Republican candidate’s victory on Friday, a decision that also reaffirms the GOP’s takeover of the chamber and completes the party’s sweep of last month’s elections.MORE

Hogan outlines omicron variant preparedness

Hogan outlines omicron variant preparedness

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan outlined preparation plans in the state for the omicron variant of COVID-19 on Wednesday, urging people to get vaccinated and to get a booster shot if enough time has gone by since they have been vaccinated.MORE

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