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Maryland Gov. Hogan to Discuss Redistricting Reform

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    Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to discuss plans for redistricting reform.

    Hogan has scheduled a news conference for Thursday.

    The governor announced in his first State of the State speech in February that he planned to form a bipartisan commission to explore reforming Maryland's legislative redistricting process.

    At the time, he expressed interest in giving the authority of redrawing the state's legislative districts to an independent bipartisan commission.

    Currently, the shaping of the legislative districts every 10 years in Maryland is largely in the hands of the governor, who submits a proposed map to the Legislature, which votes on it.

    Critics say Maryland has some of the most gerrymandered congressional districts in the country. Gerrymandering is the process in which state officials draw congressional districts to benefit their party.