On this episode of Broad & High we’ll spend the day in the life of a local ballerina, learn about the part of the Columbus Metropolitan Library you’ve probably never seen. A local artist describes her relationship with Flat Granny, and a look at the Viewpoints Mural Series in the Short North.
New Congressional Map Clears Ohio House
A newly drawn congressional map has cleared the Republican-controlled Ohio House despite claims from most Democrats that the measure unfairly benefits the GOP.
The proposal passed Thursday on a 56-36 vote, with several Democrats voting in favor. It now goes to the Republican-controlled state Senate.
The once-a-decade redistricting process happens after each census when U.S. House district lines are drawn to reflect population changes. The new lines proposed by Republicans reflect
the loss of two Ohio districts.
Democrats claim the Ohio House has moved too quickly on the legislation establishing the new boundaries. Many also say the GOP-controlled redistricting committee abused its power by crafting districts Republicans can easily retain.
The proposed U.S. House districts will affect Ohio congressional politics for the next decade. Among other features, they would force six incumbents to vie for three seats.