Kasich no longer plans to put congressional redistricting reform in his budget

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Kasich no longer plans to put congressional redistricting reform in his budget

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Ohio Gov. John Kasich no longer plans to include in his budget a proposal to reform how the state draws the boundaries of congressional districts but a spokeswoman said he still supports reform.

“The governor is working with state legislative leaders to find the best path forward on redistricting reform and is encouraged by their commitment on this important issue,” said Press Secretary Emmalee Kalmbach.

Every ten years states redraw the boundaries of the congressional and state legislative districts, determining which residents are included in each district.

In 2015, Ohio voters overwhelmingly approved an amendment reforming  state legislative redistricting.

Right now Ohio’s 16 congressional districts are largely not competitive. Twelve of the districts are majority Republican and four are majority Democratic.

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