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State Leaders Urged To Make Early Childhood A Priority

The Florida Children and Youth Cabinet voted Thursday to send a letter to state leaders, urging them to prioritize early-childhood education, intervention and other services for “the first 1,000 days” from pregnancy to age 3.

17 hours ago

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Documents Show Private Discussions In Senate Redistricting

Senate leaders crafting new districts for the chamber in 2012 held confidential meetings to discuss maps with lawmakers before the maps were made public, while at the same time boasting about “the most open and transparent redistricting process in Florida’s history,” according to court documents.

08/20/2015

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Voting-Rights Groups Slam Proposed South Florida District

A pair of voting-rights groups whose lawsuit led to the state’s current congressional districts being struck down by the Florida Supreme Court say that a new proposal appears to be tilted to favor a Republican congressman in South Florida.

08/14/2015

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Senators Raise Objections As Special Session Starts

Senators scolded the Florida Supreme Court for trampling on their First Amendment rights as lawmakers began a special session Monday aimed at redrawing congressional districts the court said were gerrymandered to help the Republican Party.

08/10/2015

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Voting-Rights Groups Want Districts Drawn In Public

Two voting-rights organizations that led the legal battle against congressional districts later found to be unconstitutional called Monday for a new map to be drawn in public — a demand swiftly rejected by legislative leaders.

08/03/2015

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Florida Legislature To Redraw Congressional Lines In Aug.

A nearly two-week special session is going to be held in August so that the Florida Legislature can draw up new congressional districts.

07/20/2015

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Redistricting Hearings Requested, Turned Down

Facing political uncertainty after a Supreme Court ruling, 15 U.S. House members sent a letter this week to Florida legislative leaders calling for redistricting hearings across the state.

07/17/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media during a visit to SeaLand shipping lines new Intra-Americas headquarters on January 23, 2015 in Miramar, Florida. Scott announced that Florida businesses added 11,500 private-sector jobs in December 2014 and since December 2010, Florida has added 728,500 private-sector jobs. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Slashes $461M From Budget, Draws Senate IRE

Florida Governor Rick Scott slashed $461 million worth of projects from the budget passed by Florida lawmakers last week during a special session.

06/23/2015

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Amendment 1 Backers Sue Lawmakers Over Funding

Supporters of Amendment 1 filed a lawsuit Monday claiming state lawmakers in a newly approved budget misappropriated more than $300 million of the money voters wanted for environmental land management and acquisition.

06/22/2015

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Florida’s Battle Over Health Care Likely To Return In 2016

The budget battle between Republicans in the Florida Legislature will likely continue in 2016, despite a temporary truce.

06/20/2015

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