redistricting

Jo Ingles

It’s highly likely voters will get to vote on a new way to draw Ohio’s Congressional map in May. The House approved a plan that passed the Senate unanimously last night. The passage comes in time for lawmakers to make the February 7 deadline for putting the issue before voters this spring.

Common Cause Ohio
Ohio Public Television

Closed-door negotiations over a new way to draw Ohio’s Congressional map have broken down. Ohio lawmakers and representatives from citizens’ groups left the Statehouse late last night without coming to an agreement.

Jo Ingles

Talks continue between majority Republican lawmakers and some of those who oppose their proposed redistricting reform ballot issue. 

Jo Ingles

It’s crunch time for state lawmakers who must consider whether to pass their new Congressional redistricting plan and put it before voters in May. It’s been revised to encourage Democrats to buy into it but those changes haven’t been enough for them, or for citizens’ groups that plan to put a different redistricting issue before voters this fall. The battle has been heated at times.

Ohio Secretary of State

A coalition of citizens’ groups had been talking with state lawmakers for days about a compromise to change the way Ohio’s Congressional map.  But both sides now say efforts to reach a deal have failed.

Jo Ingles

An Ohio Senate committee is set to consider a plan tomorrow devised by legislative leaders to change the way Ohio’s Congressional district map is drawn. Some key lawmakers have been behind closed doors trying to hammer out an agreement with minority Democrats to get enough of their buy-in to make passage viable. 

Statehouse News Bureau

State lawmakers and some backers of a citizen-led initiative to change the way the Congressional map is drawn continue to hammer out an agreement on a new plan behind closed doors. 

Karen Kasler

Supporters of a redistricting plan that might be on the November ballot are critical of a bill being considered by Ohio lawmakers that would let them retain control over the process of drawing Congressional district lines. 

Speaking to reporters
Jo Ingles

The leader of the Ohio House of Representatives is optimistic a new panel looking at ways to reform congressional redistricting will be able to come up with a good solution soon. 

The Ohio Legislature

A Democratic state lawmaker is taking issue with a newly introduced bill that would change the process for congressional redistricting. 

"The State of Ohio" - Ohio Public Television

Ohio’s population growth isn’t keeping up with some other states. And that could mean a big change after the 2020 census. 

Andy Chow

Advocates say time is running out for lawmakers to overhaul the way congressional districts are drawn in Ohio.  

Ohiochannel.org

Gov. John Kasich called for more income tax cuts in his State of the State speech in Marietta last night. And he’s also telling Ohio lawmakers he wants them to pass a congressional redistricting plan. Ohio Public Radio’s Andy Chow and Jo Ingles reports. 

Ohio Secretary of State's Office

Voters approved a change in the way the maps for state lawmakers’ districts are drawn last month, sparking calls for a similar change to the maps for members of Congress. While Democrats are united in that push, there’s an apparent split among Republican leaders who could make it happen.

Andy Chow

Last year voters overwhelmingly approved redistricting reform for state legislative maps. Now a similar plan is in the works for congressional redistricting. But some officials fear that measure might break federal law. 

Andy Chow

It will be a few years yet before Ohioans see how a constitutional change in the way Statehouse lawmakers districts are drawn plays out in the future. And as our "2015 in Review" series explains, more changes might be on the way.