Florida Senate Panel Set for Redistricting Vote
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Senate committee is set to vote on a revised redistricting plan for the chamber - again.
The Reapportionment Committee is taking final action on the map Wednesday. The vote had been scheduled for Tuesday but was delayed after nearly eight hours of discussion and debate.
The full chamber will begin floor action Thursday.
The Republican-controlled Legislature is in special session to correct errors in the 40-district Senate map cited by the Florida Supreme Court. The justices, though, upheld the 120-district House plan.
The high court said the Senate map violated new anti-gerrymandering standards in the Florida Constitution.
They include a ban on intentionally favoring incumbents and political parties and requirements for compact districts that follow political and geographic boundaries whenever feasible.
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