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Senate still mum on whether to hold public hearings in drawing new voting districts

Despite calls for public hearings on redistricting, the Florida Senate still has not announced whether it will host any events to hear citizen recommendations on drawing new legislative and congressional voting districts for 2022 and the rest of the decade.

On Monday, during the second meeting of the Senate Committee on Reapportionment, Chairman Ray Rodrigues, a Lee County Republican, reiterated his prior statements that there is no legal requirement to host public hearings and that there may be no practical reason, either.

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