Connie Richards and Olivia Midnight of Worthington are the teenage hosts behind “Kids Interview Bands.” They’ve interviewed more than 100 musicians on their video blog, with members from bands like the Pixies, Barenaked Ladies and Insane Clown Posse. These girls know how to hold their own.
Voter Groups Say Legislative Maps Favor GOP
Voter advocacy groups, including the League of Women Voters, have told a state panel that Republican-drawn boundaries for state legislative districts would further solidify the party’s grip on the Ohio Legislature for years to come.
The groups testified Monday at a hearing of the Ohio Apportionment Board.
The panel is charged with redrawing Ohio’s legislative districts every 10 years to reflect changes in population after each census.
One GOP-drawn plan would pit three House Democrats against Republicans, and several other Democrats could potentially compete with one another in merged Democratic districts.
The maps await the board’s approval, which could come at their Wednesday meeting.
The Apportionment Board consists of four Republicans and one Democrat. It’s chaired by Republican Gov. John Kasich, who says he supports the GOP staff’s proposal.