Short of the Lines

Short of the lines: State lawmakers are close to an improved plan for redistricting. They have until Aug. 4 to finish this essential job

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

EDITORIAL, AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, 6/6/10. COLUMBUS – Marathon sessions ground to a halt Friday without agreement between the Ohio House and Senate on a plan to blunt the raw politics that influences the redrawing of legislative and congressional districts every 10 years. Without change, the risk is yet another decade when legislators who move toward the center, seeking compromise, find themselves at risk in skewed districts. The hyper-partisan line drawing makes more difficult acting on complex issues and moving the state forward. Read More