Fresh off the Thursday night presidential debate, lawmakers are slowing down on Day 18 of the session. Here's what we will watch in the House and elsewhere with the Senate out.
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* Redistricting: The House Redistricting Committee will take up bills that draw new district maps for the Legislature and Congress.
* Prisons: Several lawmakers are set to tour Hillsborough Correctional Institute, an all-women's facility that faces closure by the state.
* Voting: A U.S. Senate panel has a hearing in Tampa on Florida's new election law, which Democrats say will suppress turnout.
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* Gov. Rick Scott's key jobs adviser, Doug Darling, is resigning.
* Students from across the state took to the Capitol to protest tuition hikes and other issues.
* Rep. David Rivera introduced a military-only version of the DREAM Act, called ARMS.
Who To Watch Today/Quotable Quotes
* 38 House members who would be fighting each other for seats if the redistricting maps are passed tomorrow. Some of the districts' cities possibly up for grabs include Jacksonville, Lakeland, Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Miami and Miami Beach, Hialeah, Hollywood and Sarasota.
Posted by Matt Riva at 6:41:49 am on January 27, 2012