Friday, May 12, 2006

Ohio: Fair redistricting or bi-partisan power struggle?

Democrats won't help with redistricting reform

By JIM PROVANCETOLEDO BLADE COLUMBUS BUREAU May 12, 2006

COLUMBUS - Ohio House Republicans should not look to Senate Democrats for help when it comes to pressuring their counterparts to change how congressional and legislative districts are redrawn.
If Republicans are pushing it, it can't be good for Democrats, the latter said yesterday.
"We believe that the Republican majority is incapable of acting in a bipartisan manner," said Sen. Ray Miller (D., Columbus). "They've demonstrated that. … Now here we come after 70 percent of the voters have rejected the [Reform Ohio Now] amendments …, and the Republicans are talking fairness and bipartisanship. We don't have the confidence that they're willing to act in a fair manner."
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