With less than two weeks to go until the Florida primary, Kenneth Detzner has been tapped by Governor Rick Scott to replace outgoing Secretary of State Kurt Browning.
Secretary of State Kurt Browning has done it again. On Wednesday he announced he was stepping down as the state’s top election official. Browning however said he will remain in office until the completion of Florida’s presidential primary on Jan. 31.
When the Florida Legislature convenes for the first session of 2012 on Tuesday, there are several high-profile measures passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature last year are still being challenged in the courts.
The wreck of the Civil War-era steam tugboat USS Narcissus, which sits in about 15 feet of water in the mouth of Tampa bay, should become the state’s newest underwater archaeological preserve.
The state of Florida is gearing up for a battle with the U.S. government over states having to get federal approval on voting rights changes in areas with a history of discrimination, according to the News Service of Florida.
Florida’s top election official said he asked a federal court in Washington, D.C., rather than the U.S. Justice Department to approve a new state election law on Friday because he wants the decision to be free of “outside influence.”
A pair of liberal-leaning groups sued Governor Rick Scott on Friday to block an elections law that they say amounts to “voter suppression.” The groups filed the suit in the hopes that it would stop Miami-Dade County from shortening the number of early-voting days before its June 28 mayoral elections.