From Inside the Lines: Some states explore altering total number of legislators

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Please remember to visit my new website Inside the Lines, where you’ll find more stories like this, “Some states explore altering total number of legislators,” which is important to Florida where, according to Article III, Section 16 of Florida’s Constitution, the Legislature can create between 80-120 State House districts, and 30-40 State Senate districts. Interesting to see that some states are actually considering adjusting their numbers.

Most states can immediately start working on new maps once the census data for redistricting arrives. But before that process can begin, map drafters must know how many state legislative districts to create. On the federal level,

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