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State Senate Given Deadline For Redistricting Response

The Florida Supreme Court has given the state Senate until the end of the week to respond to move by the House that would allow a circuit judge to consider congressional redistricting plans from both legislative chambers and other parties in a long-running lawsuit.

08/25/2015

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Senator Wants To Put Brakes On Red Light Cameras

Senate Transportation Chairman Jeff Brandes is again trying to shut off all red-light cameras in Florida.

08/25/2015

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House Takes Redistricting Fight To Court

The House headed to court Monday as the next step in a heated battle with the Senate over how to redraw Florida’s 27 congressional districts.

08/25/2015

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Special Session Cost Taxpayers More Than Half A Million Dollars

The bitter budget battle between the state’s House and Senate ended costing Florida taxpayers more than half a million dollars.

08/24/2015

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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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Senate Approves Congressional Redistricting Plan

The Florida Senate has approved a congressional redistricting plan but will need to work out differences with the House before ending a special legislative session.

08/19/2015

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Florida House Approves New Map For Congressional Districts

The Florida House, controlled by Republicans, approved a new map of congressional districts in the state.

08/18/2015

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Senate Republican Files “Direct Primary Care” Proposal

A bill filed in the state Senate could help lead to doctors and patients entering “direct primary care agreements” that would cut out insurers.

08/18/2015

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Lawmakers To Hold Special Session On Redistricting

Florida lawmakers will hold a special session in October to redraw Senate districts, Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli announced Tuesday afternoon.

07/28/2015

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Dems Hope To Win Rubio’s Senate Seat By Sidelining Liberal

Democrats see a chance to pick up the Florida Senate seat being vacated by Republican Marco Rubio — but only if U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson stays out of the race.

06/21/2015

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