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Gwen Margolis

Congressional redistricting session begins in Tallahassee

Congressional redistricting session begins in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE — Maybe the third time will be the charm. The Florida Legislature is back in session for two weeks to redraw the Congressional district maps. Monday afternoon, the House met for just 17 minutes; the Senate for about an hour. "Everybody looks fresh — nice, late summer skin tone from being in the sun," House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, said in welcoming his colleagues back. "Well, I can promise in the next two weeks, you won't have that opportunity." Legislative staff created a base map last week that legislators will use to begin the process. Within two weeks, the Legislature will have crafted a final map of congressional...

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