Editorial: House Right On

Editorial: House right on redistricting — for now

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

DAYTON DAILY NEWS, 5/29/30. COLUMBUS — The long, frustrating effort to reform the way the Ohio draws legislative districts showed remarkable signs of life last week. The Ohio House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly, 69-28, for a strong plan. Reform is necessary because political parties can stack the deck in ways that all but prevent lawmakers from having to compete for their jobs. Some districts are drawn so they’re always won by Republicans, no matter what; others are drawn so they’re safe for Democrats. Sixty votes were needed to approve putting the plan on the November ballot. A different reform proposal had already passed the Senate. Now the Legislature has to get very busy about finding a compromise. Read More