State Roundup, May 30, 2017

NEGOTIATING ON REDISTRICTING UNLIKELY: Maryland’s elected leaders seem unlikely to negotiate a deal this year to end partisan gerrymandering, despite overwhelming public support for redistricting reform, pressure from citizen groups to reach a compromise, and a federal lawsuit that could force the state to overhaul its voting maps for upcoming elections, Josh Hicks reports in the Post.

GENERIC DRUG PRICE GOUGING BILL NOW LAW: Gov. Larry Hogan said Friday he will not block a new law giving the Maryland attorney general’s office authority to take generic drug makers to court to challenge allegedly excessive price increases. The groundbreaking measure was one of dozens the governor allowed to become law without his signature, including one putting strict limits on the ability of public schools to expel or suspend their youngest students, Michael Dresser reports for the Sun.