Ohio Redistricting Commission Will Miss Another Deadline
The Ohio Redistricting Commission will miss the Constitutional deadline to approve a new Congressional district map, after missing a deadline in creating new Ohio House and Senate maps last month. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports the House Speaker now says it's time to move on to Plan C in the mapmaking process.
Commission co-chair and Republican Speaker Bob Cupp says it will hold a hearing to look over Congressional district map proposals.
But Cupp says the commission will miss the deadline to actually approve a map before October 31.
That means it goes back to the Ohio House and Senate for a joint committee.
"We hope to have a schedule available relatively soon so we want to begin November at work on these."
The General Assembly has until the end of November to pass a plan. A 10-year map would need a three-fifths vote, with at least one-third of the Democratic caucus vote.