Senate Approval Expected Today

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Senate Approval Expected Today - Senate approval expected today COLUMBUS, Ohio...
Senate approval expected today COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)-A controversial bill to remap Ohio's congressional districts along lines more favorable to Democrats was expected to gain final legislative approval today on the Senate floor. The partisan measure was quietly voted out of a Senate committee Thursday after passing in the House of Representatives 53-13 over bitter opposition front Republicans. Democrats who hold a 21-12 majority in the Senate are confident the bill will pass in a floor vote, but getting it to the desk of lame duck Uov. John J. could be a problem. Democrats eased the redistricting bill through the Senate Financial Institutions, Insurance and Elections Committee in 2Vi hours. The bill, known formally as the Equal Representation Act, was voted out 6-3 along straight party lines, but the bitter partisan exchanges that spiced House hearings earlier in the week were missing during the low key Senate session. Rep. Vernon Cook, D-39 Cuyahoga Fulls, the sponsor of the proposed law, said the new map was drawn in "a very tight mathematical pattern . . . to insure the one-man, one-vote rule." Democrats argue that the 158 Republican edge in the Ohio congressional delegation does not reflect the Democratic majority over the GOP among registered voters in the state. Several witnesses asked the committee to reunite counties and cities that were split into two different congressional districts by the new boundaries. Rep. John Johnson, D-68 Orrville, one of four Democrats who voted against the bill in the House, requested an amendment to "put us back together" in Wayne County. Several amend- See SEN ATE... Page A-3

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  1. The Daily Reporter,
  2. 10 Jan 1975, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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