Lawmakers passed new congressional districts on nearly party-line votes in the House and the Senate on Monday, sending the map back to the courts as early voting opened in some counties.
Florida’s Senate approved a map revising the congressional districts around the state.
Lawmakers are a step closer to complying with a court order to draw new congressional districts.
News media organizations are asking Florida’s Supreme Court to make public the documents used in Florida’s redistricting trial.
At least six Democrats have filed paperwork this week to run for Florida House seats currently held by Miami-Dade County Republicans, according to the state Division of Elections website.
Miami-Dade County has the most money on the line among Florida’s counties as Gov. Rick Scott decides what to veto from a record election-year budget.
Florida’s film and TV industry may not have a certain future after the funding for a tax credit program was not approved and the fund is empty.
The 2014 legislative session saw major gains for juvenile justice issues in Florida while also seeking to bolster the independence of foster children.
Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill (SB 1642) overhauling the state’s A-to-F grading system on Monday along with more than 50 other bills.
Children’s issues were in the spotlight during the 2014 legislative session, frequently contentious and ultimately a very mixed bag.