After more than two years of fighting the federal health overhaul, Florida Republican leaders say they need to prepare to carry out the law.
With the new Senate maps expected to easily pass the House next week, before the March 30th end of the special session, lawmakers in the upper chamber and potential candidates for those seats are beginning to evaluate their electoral futures. A number of South Florida Senators could be affected.
A flurry of last minute amendments were added to a Florida Senate redistricting map which reached the floor Thursday for debate.
The Florida Senate’s Reapportionment Committee is scheduled to vote on Wednesday on a revised redistricting map.
The well-organized Senate redistricting process that produced a bipartisan vote for the first draft of the chamber’s map now appears to be fraying, with Republican infighting prompting the majority to delay a committee vote on the plan that was scheduled for Tuesday.
The Florida Senate Reapportionment Committee is going back to work Tuesday to create yet another new redistricting map.
Legislative aides are trying to draft a revision for the Florida Senate’s redistricting map after the previous map was thrown out by the Florida Supreme Court.
Florida legislators will return to the Capitol on Wednesday, less than a week after the final day of the regular session after Gov. Rick Scott called a 15-day extraordinary session so lawmakers can redo redistricting.
An education bill which Democrats view as a giveaway to the charter school industry at the expense of public schools is one vote away from being killed in the Florida Senate.
The Florida House of Representatives has killed a controversial bill that would have granted state lawmakers absolute immunity in civil lawsuits.