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Florida legislators already at odds over new Senate maps

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Florida’s Republican-led Legislature, which has split this year over everything from healthcare spending to new congressional districts, could be engulfed in a new political firestorm. Legislators opened up a 19-day special session on Monday with the goal of redrawing state Senate districts. Legislative leaders called the special session after the Senate acknowledged in court filings that it violated the state constitution by creating previous maps that benefit Republicans and incumbents. But it didn’t take long for the latest round of…

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