This week the Ohio General Assembly achieved what for so long seemed highly unlikely: bipartisan reform of Ohio’s congressional redistricting statutes.
To the victor belongs the spoils has long been the mantra for drawing the district lines for partisan purposes. That’s still the case, but with some sensible constraints to protect natural geographic constituencies (counties, cities, …).
Congratulations to the leadership in the House and Senate, both Republicans and Democrats alike, for coming together, compromising and achieving reform that will be good for Ohio. 2/8/2018