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Maryland’s Daily Times hails Census reform bill

by Peter Wagner, April 23, 2010

I forgot to post this last weekend, but it’s worth sharing now.

On April 17, the Daily-Times on Maryland’s Eastern Shore hailed the passage of Maryland’s new No Representation Without Population Act. A day earlier, the paper interviewed local activists who also cheered the passage of the law.

The “No Representation Without Population Act” requires prisoner populations be counted in their home districts, not where they are incarcerated.

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