congressional districts

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, April 29:

PRELIMARY PRIMARY RESULTS:

  • Stark Parks levy approved;
  • School levies for Stark, Summit and Cuyahoga counties;
  • Cuyahoga County health and human services levy passes;
  • Summit County Metro Parks levy gains support;
  • Biden is the winner in Ohio's primary;
  • Notable Congressional seat races;

COVID-19 UPDATES:

photo of Emilia Sykes, Dan Horrigan, Ilene Shapiro, Tavia Galonski
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

The City of Akron today announced a coalition to make sure everyone in the city is counted in the 2020 census.

Officials say Akron’s population could affect federal funding for a number of programs and even representation in Washington. Population losses are expected to cost Ohio a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Officials in Akron say getting an accurate count here could help prevent that seat from being in Northeast Ohio.

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Karen Kasler

State legislative leaders have formed a four-member bipartisan group to work on creating a new way to redraw Ohio’s Congressional district map, which will be redone after the 2020 census. But supporters of an effort already underway to change the map drawing process aren’t backing down.

Reps. Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and Matt Huffman (R-Lima)
Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

Republican state legislative leaders say they’re putting together a bipartisan group to come up with a new way to draw Congressional districts.

Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports this comes as a citizens’ group frustrated with inaction on the issue is planning its own proposal to present to voters.

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Backers of a plan to allow Ohio voters to vote on congressional redistricting reform this fall have cleared one more hurdle.