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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Md. Court Rejects Redistricting Map Appeal

The state's highest court on Friday rejected an appeal by Maryland Democrats to stop a referendum on the state's congressional redistricting map, paving the way for another question to be decided by voters in November.
While presidential and U.S. Senate races will be at the top of the ticket, ballot issues such as gambling expansion and same-sex marriage will be more hotly contested in Maryland.
Lawmakers this week passed legislation after the House of Delegates barely mustered the minimum number of votes in a special session to allow table games like roulette and blackjack, as well as a casino in Prince George's County. Voters have the final say on gambling expansion under the state's law.


Anonymous said...

The proposed redistricting map is a complete ripoff of all neighborhood rights, and usurps the voter's rights in all counties in Maryland. It needs to be voted down, way down, and redrawn to reflect community borders, not politician's addresses.

Anonymous said...

Casinos are in the business to make money, but the Gov in MD is losing money. They skim from the top and let the taxpayer handle any sticky issues such as handling the cost to run them. Its about jobs, no. Let the private sector take the risks, and let the taxpayer off the hook.