Ohio House Closer To Deal On Map-Making Process

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The sponsor of a plan to overhaul the way Ohio draws state legislative districts says negotiators are moving closer to a deal over the process.

The state alters district lines to reflect population shifts identified by the U.S. Census once every 10 years. The line-drawing process is called redistricting. Both political parties have acknowledged flaws in Ohio's system.

An Ohio House committee delayed a Wednesday morning hearing on a redistricting proposal to allow time for Democratic and Republican negotiators to finalize an agreement.

State Rep. Matt Huffman, who sponsored the plan, declined to discuss specific changes being made to the proposal. But he said if an agreement comes together, the House committee could approve it later Wednesday.  He said he hoped the full House would vote on it Thursday.