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Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission Delegate Map Available For Public Comment​, The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission released a draft delegate district map with both single- and multi-member districts last week, but panelists want more public input before deciding what configuration to use in their legislative map proposals. Seeking public input at October 20 public meeting. Maryland Matters (October 19, 2021)

Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission Participates in Redistricting SymposiumJoin Law Forum to discuss with our panelists of legal experts the different legal challenges of redistricting. Plus, hear from representatives of the Governor's and the Legislature's Redistricting Commissions about the redistricting process! University of Baltimore School of Law (October 21, 2021)​​

Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission Remains Split On Single- Vs. Multi-Member Districts​; 
Maryland Matters (October 6​, 2021)​

In Maryland, 2 separate redistricting commissions look to redraw the legislative map​; 
WTOP​ (October ​4, 2021)

Maryland Redistricting Groups Drawing New Congressional Maps​, Maryland’s two redistricting commissions are both working to draw new congressional and legislative maps, but their perceived goals and their potential for success are different.​ Baltimore Fishbowl (September 17. 2021)

Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission Starts Second Round Of Public Hearings, Draws Draft Map, The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission kicked off its second round of public hearings Thursday night, and drew up their first complete draft congressional map. Maryland Matters (September 13, 2021)

It’s Map Drawing Time. Citizens Redistricting Commission Opens Public Submissions​, Marylanders can now submit their own proposals for redistricting to the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission, state officials announced Thursday.​ ​ Maryland Matters (September 3, 2021)

Census Data Shows Prince George's County Has Grown​, The three-county Southern Maryland region grew at a 9.6% rate from 2010 to 2020, according to preliminary U.S. Census figures. Charles County was the third-fastest growing county in the state, growing at 13.7%, behind Frederick County’s 16.4% and Howard County’s 15.8%. Prince George’s County was fourth at 12%.​ The Enquirer-Gazette (August 22, 2021)

Marylands Population Grew 7% to 6,177,224 Last Decade​, America Counts today launched a state-by-state look at the demographic changes the new 2020 Census results reveal. Here is the profile for the state of Maryland. U.S. Census Bureau (August 25, 2021)​​

2020 Census Data to be Released Thursday, August 12T​he U.S. Census Bureau (USCB) will release the initial 2020 Census data to all states on Thursday, August 12 following a 1:00 p.m. press conference.  A summary of the raw data will be posted to the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) State Data Center website by close of business on August 12th. Maryland Department of Planning Press Release 
(August 11, 2021)​

New 2020 Census Data Icon at Census Academy​Census Academy has a new section! Just look for the 2020 Census Data​ icon. Here, you will find a hub of Data Gems, Videos, Courses, Webinars, and Tutorials about how to find and access 2020 Census data.​ U.S. Census Bureau (August 5, 2021)

Prince George’s Residents Urge Redistricting Commission To Keep Communities Whole, Prince George’s County residents urged members of the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission at a Wednesday evening public hearing to keep communities whole as they craft new legislative and congressional district maps.​ Maryland Matters (July 29, 2021)​

Baltimore County Residents Weigh Single- Versus Multi-Member Districts At Hearing​, Multi-member districts should be kept in the state’s next proposed maps because they boost legislative diversity, proponents of that district model said at a Monday evening hearing by the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission.​ Maryland Matters (July 13, 2021)

Central Maryland Residents Urge Redistricting Commission To Keep Neighborhoods Intact In Proposed Maps, Members of the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission heard a familiar appeal from residents of Baltimore City and Anne Arundel and Howard counties at a virtual hearing Wednesday evening: Don’t sp​lit neighborhoods and communities in proposed maps.
Maryland Matters (July 8, 2021)

Citizens Want 6th District Boundaries Redrawn, No one spoke in support of keeping Maryland’s 6th Congressional District configuration intact during a hearing on the topic Wednesday, with citizens instead calling for boundaries to be redrawn to offer more equitable representation.​
Cumberland Times-News (July 2, 2021)

Western Maryland Residents: Give Us Better Representation​, Western Maryland residents want a state commission examining congressional and state legislative district lines to find new boundaries that better represent the interests of people here instead of current ones that reach well beyond the region.​Hagerstown Herald-Mail (July 2, 2021)

Western Maryland Residents Voice Frustrations Over Current Congressional Districts At Redistricting Hearing, Maryland’s 6th Congressional District — which was the subject of a legal battle that rose all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court — was at the forefront of a Wednesday evening Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission public hearing focused on Western Maryland.

Maryland Matters (June 30, 2021)

Public Meeting Held to Discuss Western Maryland Redistricting​, It is a topic that continues to be discussed across Maryland: gerrymandering — especially in District 6. The state’s Citizens Redistricting Commission held a meeting on Wednesday for Western Maryland residents to share their opinions on redrawing the congressional lines.​​WDVM-TV25 (June 30, 2021)

Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission Commissioner Walter Olson Talks About Redistricting Meeting for Western Maryland Tonight.​, 0:00 to 13:30, Tri-State Today Radio Program, WCMD
(June 30, 2021)​

Redistricting Panel to Host Virtual Meeting on Maryland Political Boundaries​, Western Maryland residents will have a chance to comment on the makeup of legislative and congressional districts for the 2022 elections during a virtual meeting set for 6 p.m. Wednesday.​ Hagerstown Herald-Mail
(June 28, 2021)

Maryland Redistricting Commission Addresses Southern Maryland At Meeting​, The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission held its third of several meetings for Southern Maryland residents specifically on June 23, to hear the public’s comments about the redistricting plans in Maryland.​
The BayNet (June 26, 2021)

Southern Maryland Residents Overwhelmingly Backed Single-Member Legislative Districts, “Every county is its separate entity. They have their own separate school boards, they have their own separate commissioner groups. But yet, when it gets to the state levels, things really get split up,” said James McQueen, a Calvert County resident. The Southern Maryland Chronicle (June 24, 2021)

Southern Maryland Residents Urge Redistricting Panel to Adopt Single-Member Districts, Keep Communities Whole, Southern Maryland residents urged members of the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission to adopt single-member legislative districts and keep counties whole at a Wednesday night public hearing. WTOP News (June 24, 2021)

Southern Maryland Residents Urge Redistricting Panel to Adopt Single-Member Districts, Keep Communities Whole, Southern Maryland residents urged members of the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission to adopt single-member legislative districts and keep counties whole at a Wednesday night public hearing. Maryland Matters (June 24, 2021)

Redistricting Commission To Hold Regional Meeting for Cecil, Harford, and Carroll Counties​, As a part of Governor Hogan’s executive order, the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission is holding a regional meeting Wednesday, June 16 at 6 p.m. for residents of Cecil, Harford, and Carroll counties. MACo Conduit Street Blog (June 15, 2021)

Redistricting: Slicing Up The Political Pie​, Maryland and its localities are about to get politically carved up. For the first time in a decade, state and local officials will be redrawing the lines that determine the districts of congressmen, legislators and councilmembers.
WYPR (June 13, 2021)

Maryland Department of Planning Secretary Robert McCord joined MACo's Conduit Street Podcast to breakdown Maryland's preliminary census data, discuss the impact of the U.S. Census Bureau's COVID-related data delays on state and local redistricting, and explain why Maryland's census outreach is helping to drive the statewide vaccination effort.
Conduit Street Podcast (May 21, 2021)

Redistricting Commission Sets Regions for Public Hearings
Maryland Matters (May 19, 2021)

Agenda and Log on Information Posted for May 12, 2021, Meeting of the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission (May 11, 2021)

Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission Convenes Introductory Meeting
Maryland Matters (May 5, 2021)

2020 Census: Apportionment 101, What You Should Know About Apportionment​
U.S. Census Bureau (May 5, 2021)​

A Users Guide to the 2020 Census: What to Expect and What it Mean for  Maryland and BaltimoreBaltimore Sun (May 4, 2021)

Redistricting Commission to Meet Virtually Wednesday Ahead of 2022 Elections
Hagerstown Herald-Mail (May 3, 2021)

Maryland Redistricting Commission to Hold First Meeting May 5
Maryland Matters (May 1, 2021)

Redistricting Alone Could Give Republicans Control of the House in 2022, Experts Say
Market Watch (April 27, 2021)

Census Data Kicks Off Partisan Brawl in Statehouses Over U.S. House Seats​
Maryland Matters (April 27, 2021)

Maryland Will Keep 8 Seats in U.S. House, Census Officials Say​
Maryland Matters (April 26, 2021)

2020 Census Data Shows Increase in Maryland's Population​
WBAL TV-11 (April 26, 2021)

Census: Maryland Sees 7% Population Increase in Past Decade, Keeps 8 Congressional Seats
Associated Press (April 26, 2021)

Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission Announces Members
WCBC AM12709 (April 15, 2021)

Hogan’s Redistricting Commission Announces Members
Maryland Matters (April 15, 2021)

Census Bureau Statement on Redistricting Data Timeline
U.S. Census Bureau (February 12, 2021)

Maryland Governor Hogan Promises Renewed Push on Redistricting Rules
Baltimore Sun (January 12, 2021)

Hogan Creates Redistricting Commission to Draw Maryland's Legislative Maps
Salisbury Daily Times
(January 12, 2021)

Hogan Executive Order Establishes New Redistricting Commission
MACo Counduit Street blog
(January 12, 2021)

Larry Hogan Appoints Co-Chairs of Maryland's First Citizen Redistricting Commission
The Washington Times (January 12, 2021)

Redistricting Commission Formed by Maryland Republican Governor
Bloomberg (January 12, 2021)

Governor Larry Hogan Launches Maryland Redistricting Commission To Rebuild District Maps By 2022 Election
WJZ TV 13 (January 12, 2021)

Hogan Creates Commission to Address Gerrymandering, Redraw Districts
WBAL TV 11 (January 12, 2021)

Maryland Launches "Citizens Commission" to Address Long Standing Gerrymandering Issues
WMAR TV 2 (January 12, 2021)​
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