Members of Congress along with some Florida lawmakers blasted the first draft of a new set of Florida congressional districts.
The Florida Supreme Court released records Tuesday that gave more insight into an alleged plan by Republican political consultants to funnel maps through the public.
The Republican Party has lost the last two presidential elections by large majorities in the Electoral College and lost the popular vote in Congress in 2012. So, party leaders at the state level are pushing for changes in the way electoral votes are apportioned.
The Florida Senate Reapportionment Committee is going back to work Tuesday to create yet another new redistricting map.
The Florida Supreme Court issued a mixed ruling Friday over plans to redistrict the Florida House and Senate.
The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday over redistricting maps the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature has drawn for itself, less than two weeks before the March 9 deadline for the justices to rule.
The bill hasn’t even been signed by Governor Rick Scott yet, but lawsuits have already been filed over the legislature’s once-a-decade redistricting maps.
Florida’s growing population is help[ing to re-write the state’s political map, with the Florida House approving Friday new district maps for Congress, the Florida House, and the Florida Senate. But if you think that approval means the boundaries are set, think again: it’s likely the whole thing will be decided in court.
For the second time, a federal court has rejected efforts by US Representative Mario Diaz-Balart of Miami to toss out amendments to the Florida Constitution that changed the way the state redraws maps of state and federal legislative districts.
The 2012 Florida Legislative session begins in earnest Tuesday, but, it may be a lean year for many major policy changes as candidates begin their push for re-election.