Map Coming To Scrap 2 Ohio Congressional Districts

Map Coming To Scrap 2 Ohio Congressional DistrictsCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A citizens' coalition submitting proposals for shrinking Ohio's congressional landscape by two districts is expressing concern that the public won't have ample time to review the official map drawn by Republicans.

The majority House GOP's map, to serve as the basis of congressional boundaries for the next decade, is being readied for Tuesday, when the State Government & Elections Committee holds its next hearing. That will miss a Friday deadline set for public maps.

A committee vote on the official map is likely Wednesday, with a vote by the full House possible by Thursday.

The Ohio Campaign for Accountable Redistricting says lawmakers work for the public and should give ample time for citizen input.

The House says public hearings around the state allowed everyone to be involved.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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