September 16, 2021
General News

Ohio political leaders have spent a lot of cash not coming up with acceptable legislative maps: The Wake Up podcast

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Ohio lawmakers have spent a lot of money to get the same old results when it comes to redistricting.

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Ohio lawmakers have spent more than $173,000 so far on consultants, mapping software, high-end computers, hotels and other redistricting-related costs. But after all of that, Republicans offered up maps more than a week beyond the Constitutional deadline for doing so, and critics say they are as gerrymandered as the old ones. In Cleveland, some progress has been made on improving the Irishtown Bend along the Cuyahoga River. And Cleveland’s relatively tame weather climate might be used as a draw for businesses in states that regularly deal with natural disasters.

Hear editor Christopher Quinn discuss these stories and more in The Wake Up podcast.

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