Senate debates, redistricting and cash bail

Ohio got a surprising fourth set of state House and Senate maps this week. The attorney general suggested amending the state constitution, Ohio governor and Senate candidates debated, and parents with disabilities claimed family court judges do not listen to them.

We break down what it all means on this week’s episode of Ohio Politics Explained.

It’s a podcast from the USA TODAY Network Ohio Bureau where we catch you up on the state’s political news in 15 minutes or less. This week, host Anna Staver was joined by reporter Haley Bemiller.

1) Debate-apalooza

The Democratic and Republican candidates for the US Senate took the stage at Central State University Monday.

Those on the left highlighted their differences on issues like Medicare for all and adding justices to the US Supreme court while the seven Republicans debated border security and the false claim that the 2020 election was stolen.

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