Redistricting committees release their public hearing schedules

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The House and Senate redistricting committees released their schedule for summer public hearings during a joint meeting Friday morning, just as most lawmakers are getting ready for a break from the legislative grind, reports the News Service of Florida. Under the schedule, the committees will spend June 20-22 touring the Panhandle, with stops in Tallahassee, Milton, Fort Walton and Panama City. The panels will head to the rest of the northern end of the state from July 11-13, with stops in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Daytona Beach, The Villages and Gainesville scheduled. No specific stops have been slated for the committees’ swings through Central Florida (July 25-28), Southeast Florida (tentatively scheduled for Aug. 15-18) and Southwest Florida (tentatively Aug. 29-Sept. 1).

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