As House scuffles on redistricting, Senate moves closer to plan

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House Democrats on Tuesday questioned the decision to cancel a slate of redistricting meetings set for this week, while the Senate panel charged with handling the politically sensitive issued wrestled with how to draw the southwestern part of the state and preserve minority voting rights, writes Brandon Larrabee of the News Service of Florida.

In the House, Democrats criticized the cancellation of a House Redistricting Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday and three subcommittee sessions that had been set for Thursday.

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