House ready to move on budget, redistricting

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House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, said Thursday the House will approve redistricting plans next week and a budget the following week, reports the News Service of Florida. Cannon said he expects to take the redistricting plans to the House floor Feb. 2 and 3. Also next week, the House Appropriations Committee will take up the budget, in advance of it going the full House. The Senate has already approved its redistricting plans but has been slow to move forward with a budget.

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