FL House advances redistricting plan as DeSantis bigfoots congressional map

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The Florida House has set up a floor vote on a new redistricting plan for itself that would cement Republican control for the next decade, notwithstanding that party’s near parity with Democrats among registered voters.

Technically, and in a voice vote, the House agreed to combine a redistricting plan approved in committee onto the Senate’s plan for redrawing its own districts — traditionally, Speaker Chris Sprowls explained, each chamber draws its own new maps and they collaborate on congressional redistricting.

The move set up a final floor vote on Tuesday, but the Senate would still need to OK the House’s plan for itself.

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