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Ohio Redistricting Commission Will Miss Another Deadline

Dan Konik
Statehouse News Bureau

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.

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