Drafts put new Congressional district in central Florida

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (News Service of Florida) — Florida’s new 28th U.S. House district would be planted in Central Florida, west of the Osceola County and Polk County line, under initial redistricting proposals rolled out Wednesday by Senate staff members.

Otherwise, most of the draft maps included few drastic changes from current congressional and state Senate districts.

Senate staff members released four proposed congressional maps and four proposed Senate maps that will go before redistricting subcommittees next week. The once-a-decade redrawing of district boundaries will be a major issue during the 2022 legislative session, which starts in January, with new maps in place for next year’s elections.

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