Proposed Florida Senate map headed to chamber floor

Proposed Florida Senate map headed to chamber floor

A proposed Senate map (S 8058) advanced from committee on Thursday. Now, the cartography that will dictate the chamber’s future potentially for a decade could land on the Senate floor as soon as next week.

The Senate Reapportionment Committee voted up on legislation generated over months. At the meeting, senators approved an amendment from Sen. Ray Rodrigues, the Estero Republican chairing the committee, that ensures fewer cities end up in split districts. That included making whole Laurel Hill, Holly Hill, Titusville, Winter Haven and Pembroke Pines, all cities that originally had portions pushed into adjacent districts in a staff produced map (S 8046).

That means the committee actually app...

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