Behind the lines: Redistricting legislation carries more than maps

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A $1 million legal fund could be budgeted by lawmakers to defend Ron DeSantis’ map.

District lines dominate coverage of redistricting, but legislation under consideration by Florida lawmakers includes other notable features. Some have significant budget ramifications.

Lawmakers convened Tuesday for a Special Session to approve a map (P 0109) after Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed the plan passed by the Legislature during the regular Session. DeSantis’ team presented its own map to the Senate and House, and the Republican-controlled chambers are expected to pass the plan.

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