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Ohio senators propose setting redistricting panel

COLUMBUS — Senators in Ohio are proposing a measure that would set up a commission to redraw Ohio's political maps every decade.

The lawmakers are scheduled to present details of their proposal today during a Senate committee hearing.

The proposal creates the Ohio Redistricting Commission. It would include the governor, state auditor, secretary of state and four people appointed by legislative leaders — none of whom could be active lawmakers.

The commission would be responsible for updating the state's congressional and legislative districts.

The measure directs members of the commission to avoid splitting a county, municipal corporation, township or ward when drawing the maps. The proposal calls for all the commission's meetings to be open to the public and broadcast online.

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