The House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee voted on Governor Hogan's Redistricting bill, which would have ended gerrymandering in Maryland or at least made redistricting more fair, and gave it an Unfavorable Report which means it is dead. So much for bipartisan action to end the process by which Gerrymandering maintains Democratic control of our state.
Here is a link to the 18-5 against vote:
Here is the part the Dem majority could not abide:
It is the intent of the General Assembly that neither the General Assembly Legislative Districts nor the districts for the State's Representatives in the United States Congress be drawn for the purpose of favoring or discriminating against an incumbent officeholder, a candidate,or a political party.
Here is a link to the bill. The best reading starts on Page 5.
Edited by Woodbuchr, 21 March 2017 - 03:01 PM.