Senate Approves New Plan For Legislative Districts
The Ohio Senate has passed a plan that would make changes in the process for drawing the lines for legislative and congressional districts.
The plan would give the minority party more say in the process by requiring at least one member to vote for any future plan. Incoming Ohio Senate President Keith Faber, says the plan won't go anywhere this year because the house did not have time to pass it before the lame duck session ended.
The Ohio House has adjourned for the year. Secretary of State Jon Husted says he hopes the full house and senate will pass the measure next year. Husted says this is the fourth general assembly in which lawmakers have debated, but not passed, redistricting reform.