|Published:||Mar 20, 2012 3:45 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Mar 20, 2012 3:45 PM EDT|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Senate Reapportionment Committee is taking another stab at redistricting the chamber.
The panel is set Tuesday to vote out a revised Senate map to fix problems in the Republican-controlled Legislature's original plan.
The Florida Supreme Court ruled eight districts and a scheme for renumbering all 40 districts violated new anti-gerrymandering standards in the Florida Constitution. The justices, though, upheld the 120-district House map.
Reapportionment Committee Chairman Don Gaetz released a proposed revision, including a major change in his Panhandle district, on Saturday. The panel will consider Gaetz' plan and modifications proposed by other senators. The final version will go to the full Senate later this week and the House next week.
Then it returns to the justices. They can redraw it to correct any remaining problems.
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