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Game changer: New rule requires lawmakers to live in their districts

Amid back-slapping and self-congratulatory remarks, state lawmakers passed a new rule Tuesday that they say will require them to actually live in the districts they represent.

"We now for the first time have standards in our rules," said Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford after the rule change was passed unanimously in both chambers. "It's a great day for us."

If such a rule sounds like a no-brainer, guess again.

Last year, Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, found out the hard way that such a rule actually wasn't on the books.

So this is what he did.

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I would venture to guess if a question arises, the biggest thing that would get an elected official in hot water would be a spouse and children living outside of the district...

At least it should.

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