FL Senate stiffs DeSantis on congressional reapportionment, sets vote on new maps

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The Florida Senate ignored Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday in finalizing its proposed redistricting plan for congressional and state Senate districts to account for the results of the 2020 U.S. Census.

All that’s left now is for a final vote on those maps, likely on Thursday. The state House is developing its maps for its own members and Congress independently.

The governor had submitted his own reapportionment map over the weekend, citing “legal concerns” with the Senate version of the congressional map. The move was practically unheard of, according to published reports. The administration explained that it wanted to express its thinking ahead of any potential veto if DeSantis winds up unhappy with what the Legislature produces.

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