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Lawmakers prepare to tackle congressional redistricting in next week’s special session

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Commission members voted along party lines to select this map as the starting proposal for next week's special session on congressional district boundaries. Credit: Maryland General Assembly Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission

Legislators will return to Annapolis Monday, to wrestle over the boundaries of congressional districts.

The Princeton Gerrymandering Project gave maps proposed by lawmakers a failing grade. The map put forth by Governor Hogan’s commission earned an "A." We ask analyst Helen Brewer about the grades.

And Josh Kurtz of Maryland Matters walks us through how the proposals differ. Are legal challenges on the horizon? Follow Maryland Matters' political coverage.

Check out this story by WYPR’s John Lee about what Maryland’s only Republican congressman, Andy Harris, is thinking in response to the proposed maps.

Details here about the rally - Wednesday, December 8th - on Lawyers Mall held by the League of Women Voters of Maryland and People’s Maps Maryland.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.