With unanimous bipartisan support, the Ohio Senate on Monday passed a plan to alter the process for drawing-up Ohio’s congressional districts. The bill’s passage follows weeks of negotiations between the leadership of both parties in the General Assembly.
The reforms keep communities together by limiting divisions of counties, townships, and municipalities. The resolution specifies that at least 65 counties will be kept whole and limits how many total county splits can occur. Cleveland and Cincinnati will remain whole within their congressional districts. This measure now goes to the Ohio House for consideration.