Ohio Redistricting http://wyso.org en Washington Gridlock Rooted In Gerrymandering http://wyso.org/post/washington-gridlock-rooted-gerrymandering <p>The way states draw congressional districts may be a contributing factor to the dysfunction of today's political climate, according to <a href="http://www.mydaytondailynews.com/news/news/national-govt-politics/unfair-district-maps-blamed-for-broken-congress/ncJ6y/?icmp=daytondaily_internallink_textlink_apr2013_daytondailystubtomydaytondaily_launch" target="_blank">an investigation</a> by the Dayton Daily News published earlier this week. While gerrymandering is nothing new, it's now much easier. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:46:23 +0000 Emily McCord 43671 at http://wyso.org Washington Gridlock Rooted In Gerrymandering Ohio Senate Wants to Change Redistricting Process http://wyso.org/post/ohio-senate-wants-change-redistricting-process <p>A bipartisan proposal to change the way Ohio draws state legislative and congressional lines has cleared the state Senate with almost unanimous support.</p><p>The resolution would create a seven-member commission to draw all maps, and at least one minority party member would have to approve the boundaries.</p><p>The House isn't expected to act on the proposal and that chamber's vote is needed to put the measure before voters.</p><p>Sen. Frank LaRose, a co-sponsor, said the Senate plan could serve as a roadmap for discussion next year.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 13:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 26382 at http://wyso.org ODP Chair Redfern Says Issue 2 May Have Failed, But It’s Not Going Away http://wyso.org/post/odp-chair-redfern-says-issue-2-may-have-failed-it-s-not-going-away <p>Issue 2 may have failed last night, but one of its backers says the issue behind it isn’t settled. Issue 2 would have taken the authority to draw district maps for state and federal lawmakers out of the hands of elected officials, and it lost by a 2-1 margin, according to unofficial results. But Ohio Democratic Party chair Chris Redfern says he thinks another move to change the map-drawing method will happen soon.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:35:00 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) 24822 at http://wyso.org Supporters and Opponents of Issue 2 Square Off in Debate in Columbus http://wyso.org/post/supporters-and-opponents-issue-2-square-debate-columbus <p>With all the ads, calls and fliers for the Presidential and US Senate races in Ohio, there’s little room for the two statewide issues that are also before voters. And Issue 2 has strong coalitions of supporters and opponents working for and against it. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler moderated a debate over Issue 2 before the Columbus Metropolitan Club.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:04:00 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) 23827 at http://wyso.org Long Time Republican Urges Vote for Redistricting Proposal http://wyso.org/post/long-time-republican-urges-vote-redistricting-proposal <p>The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association is the latest group to oppose a proposed constitutional amendment to change the redistricting process. The organization joins a long list of groups that have joined the Ohio Republican Party in its opposition to the plan.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:36:51 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 22941 at http://wyso.org