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Congressional Maps Proposed as Process Heads back to Ohio Redistricting Commission

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Congressional Maps Proposed as Process Heads back to Ohio Redistricting Commission

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN With the state legislature missing the Sept. 30 deadline to approve congressional maps, the state redistricting commission now has a month to propose, agree to and approve new district lines for Ohio’s U.S. representatives in Congress. The commission starts out with two proposals already submitted, one from Ohio Senate Democrats and one from […]

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ACLU Lawsuit Accuses Ohio Redistricting Commission of Violating Constitution

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal ACLU Lawsuit Accuses Ohio Redistricting Commission of Violating Constitution

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN The ACLU has filed an expected lawsuit disputing the partisan legislative redistricting maps passed earlier this month by the Ohio Redistricting Commission. The Ohio and national chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union, along with law firm Covington & Burling, LLP, announced the lawsuit Thursday afternoon, accusing the Republican majority of “disrespecting the […]

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Redistricting Commission Could Vote on Map Thursday

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Redistricting Commission Could Vote on Map Thursday

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN The Ohio Redistricting Commission could vote on a map in one of two meetings happening today at the Ohio Statehouse. The commission scheduled one meeting at 10 a.m. in the Finan Hearing Room, and another for 2 p.m. in the same room. On the agenda, the ORC said it “will meet to hear […]

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Ohio Redistricting Commission Continues Mapping Process

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Redistricting Commission Continues Mapping Process

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN Members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission ended their week in Mansfield as constituents continued to give input on legislative district map-drawing, and share their thoughts on the process. Throughout the week of two-a-day meetings, starting in Cleveland and winding through the state to Youngstown, Dayton, Cincinnati, Zanesville, Rio Grande, Lima, Toledo, Akron and Mansfield, commission members […]

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How Ohio’s Last Bout of Redistricting Made Representation More Difficult

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal How Ohio’s Last Bout of Redistricting Made Representation More Difficult

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN Mindy Nagel’s congressman changes depending on the side of her house in which she’s sitting. The border Nagel sits on is in between Cincinnati and North College Hill in Hamilton County. Because of how district maps were drawn during the last bout of redistricting, the west half of her house is in Ohio’s […]

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Ohio Redistricting Commission Announces Public Hearing Dates and Locations

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Redistricting Commission Announces Public Hearing Dates and Locations

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN The Ohio Redistricting Commission announced the schedule for meetings throughout the state where the public will be able to give input on redrawing legislative districts. Public hearings will be in: Cleveland: Aug. 23 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Cleveland State University Student Center, Room SC311 (Ballroom, 3rd Floor), 2121 Euclid Avenue Cleveland. COVID-19 […]

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The Proposals to Keep Ohio’s Redistricting Process on Track, Explained

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal The Proposals to Keep Ohio’s Redistricting Process on Track, Explained

By Tyler Buchanan Ohio’s redistricting process is in a state of turmoil, with a delay in Census data leading the state to worry about there not being enough time to adequately draw new legislative maps. Republicans and Democrats have both presented plans for how Ohio can deal with these delays. In essence, legislative leaders from both […]

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