House, Senate Try to Resolve Differences on Senate Districts

Florida House of Representatives
Posted at 1:51 PM, Nov 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-05 13:51:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House and Senate remain in conference as they try to work out their differences on political boundaries for state Senate districts. 

The Senate's main issue about the House-approved map is Miami-Dade County, where some members see a diminishment in Hispanic voting strength. A revised map uses a combination of the House-approved map and one proposed by a coalition suing the Legislature. But some Senate members still have concerns about whether it can pass.

The Senate could still meet later today if a map is agreed upon in committee. A previously-scheduled session at noon was postponed because an agreement was not reached.

The GOP-controlled Legislature has until Friday to agree on a new Senate map. This is the third special session of the year.

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