House Speaker WIll Weatherford

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

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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Plans For Special Session Take Shape

Legislative leaders Monday laid out the fullest blueprint yet for a special session aimed at crafting new congressional districts, even as they continued a push for a Leon County judge to limit the impact of his ruling on this year’s elections.

08/04/2014

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

GOP: No Appeal On Florida Congressional Map Ruling

Florida Republican legislative leaders will not appeal a judge’s ruling that found some congressional districts unconstitutional but instead warned against redrawing the districts before the November election.

07/15/2014

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

GOP Leaders Want To Redraw Districts After Fall Elections

Republican legislative leaders said Tuesday they do not plan to appeal a judge’s ruling that struck down Florida’s congressional map but want lawmakers to be able to redraw the disputed districts after this fall’s elections.

07/15/2014

Redistricting Map 2012 (Source: CBS4)

Florida’s Political Landscape Upended With Ruling

One day after a landmark legal ruling, some people are question whether the change to Florida’s political landscape will have an impact on other states’ drawing their congressional districts.

07/11/2014

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Gov. Scott Signs Off On Voucher Expansion

Gov. Rick Scott signed a controversial expansion of eligibility for the state’s de facto school-voucher system and 57 other bills Friday, nearly completing the work of deciding which measures from the spring legislative session to approve.

06/20/2014

DAVIE, FL - MARCH 28:  Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media as he attends the ribbon cutting for the opening of a I-595 Express Project on March 28, 2014 in Davie, Florida. The Governor finds himself dogged by questions about recent resignations by one of his top fundraisers, Mike Fernandez, as well as Gonzalo Sanabria, a longtime Miami-Dade Expressway Authority board member, who is reported to have resigned Thursday from his post to protest the disparaging and disrespectful treatment of Mike Fernandez, the former co-finance chairman of Gov. Rick Scotts campaign."  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott: Let Voters Decide On Conservation Amendment

Gov. Rick Scott said it was “the right thing to do” for the Cabinet on Tuesday to approve the sale of four closed jails and three other sites to raise money for future land preservation.

06/17/2014

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Governor Scott Trying To Win Over Hispanic Voters

Scott’s latest bid to redo his image came Monday when Florida joined more than three dozen other states in the nation that offer in-state tuition rates to high school students living in the country illegally.

06/09/2014

Redistricting Map 2012 (Source: CBS4)

Court: Redistricting Documents Should Remain Secret

(CBSMiami/News Service of Florida) – An appeals court ruled Thursday that a political consultant’s documents about the redistricting process could remain sealed, potentially throwing a wrench into the case of a coalition of voting-rights organizations […]

05/22/2014

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Florida House Speaker To Testify In Redistricting Challenge Trial

Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford is expected to testify Tuesday in a high stakes trial which could decide the future of of the state’s congressional districts.

05/20/2014

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