GOP-controlled Senate completes work on redistricting plans; even Dems praise process, outcome

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The Florida Senate passed its plans to redistrict the state’s congressional and Senate seats, creating the political structure that will prevail for the next decade, on bipartisan votes Thursday.

Not a word was uttered about the congressional redistricting plan that Gov. Ron DeSantis dropped over the weekend.

“Because it’s not in play,” Democratic Sen. Linda Stewart of Orange County said after the body adjourned.

She meant that the governor’s plan hadn’t undergone the extensive vetting lavished on the chamber’s plans for adjusting Florida’s political map to reflect the results of the 2020 U.S. Census, which entitles the state to an additional seat in Congress — 28 in total.

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