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Florida Judge Approves New Map, Allows Elections To Go Forward

A Leon County judge upheld a second draft of the state’s congressional districts in a decision issued Friday, but shelved the new map until after the November elections.

08/22/2014

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Gov. Scott Promises To Raise School Funding Again

Florida Governor Rick Scott promised to raise school funding if he is re-elected.

08/21/2014

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DCF Adds Data To Child Death Transparency Website

State child welfare officials recently added five years of data to their new website aimed at improving transparency around child abuse deaths. The site was mandated by the Legislature.

08/17/2014

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Detzner: No Special Congressional Elections Until 2015

Proposed special elections in the seven congressional districts redrawn by the Legislature earlier this week would have to wait until at least spring of next year, Secretary of State Ken Detzner’s office said in a court filing Friday.

08/15/2014

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist stands at the podium during a walkthrough during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Governor’s Race Will Also Shape Florida Supreme Court

The race for governor in the state of Florida could have some interesting effects depending on who is elected.

08/12/2014

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Legislature Passes Redrawn Congressional Map

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.

08/12/2014

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Early Voting Underway In Miami-Dade, Monroe

Voters in Miami-Dade County and Monroe County are heading to polls Monday for the start of early voting. The early voting is for this year’s August 26 statewide primary.

CBS Miami–08/11/2014

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Early Voting To Begin Monday Morning

Voters in Miami-Dade County and Monroe County will be able to head to the polls beginning Monday.

08/10/2014

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Florida Legislators Propose Changes To 7 Districts

Florida Legislators kicked off a special session Thursday byproposing tweaks to seven of the 27 congressional districts to comply with a judge’s ruling.

08/07/2014

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Florida Legislature To Keep Map Changes Simple

Florida Legislators returning to the state Capitol are facing the task of redrawing the state’s 27 congressional districts.

08/06/2014

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