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Supreme Court: Lawmakers Must Testify On New Maps

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — In the midst of a  lawsuit challenging whether lawmakers violated the constitution when they drew new congressional districts,  the Supreme court ruled Friday lawmakers may be forced to testify as part of […]

12/13/2013

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Fla. Rep. Files Bill Aimed At Ending Common Core

In the wake of conservative complaints that the nationwide “common core” standards could be the first step toward a federal takeover of schools, a Republican lawmaker has filed a bill meant to stop the initiative in Florida.

CBS Miami–08/30/2013

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GOP Wants Challenge To State Senate Redistricting Map Tossed

The Republican-led state Legislature wants a legal challenge to redistricting map of the Florida Senate thrown out.

CBS4–02/18/2013

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Voter Advocates Call For Task Force Investigation

A coalition of voter protection groups gathered on the steps of the Miami-Dade and Orange County courthouses Monday urgently calling for an independent task force be created to investigate what went wrong in Florida on Election Day and the early voting period.

CBS4–11/13/2012

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Justice Dept. Monitoring Miami-Dade Early Voting

Despite calls to extend early voting hours in the state of Florida, Gov. Rick Scott has rejected the requests despite reports of record turnouts and long lines of voters at poll sites statewide.

CBS4–11/02/2012

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Some Florida Election Reforms

A Florida federal judge has struck a blow in the election reform laws championed by Governor Rick Scott and the Republican-led state legislature.

CBS4–05/31/2012

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Fla. Congressional Restricting Map Goes To Court

A circuit judge in Tallahassee will hold a hearing Wednesday on a challenge to the Legislature’s congressional redistricting plan.

CBS4–04/18/2012

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Controversial Election Bill Signed By Gov. Scott

Florida GOP Governor Rick Scott signed into law a massive, controversial overhaul of the state’s election system Thursday morning.

CBS4–05/19/2011

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Fla. House Looking At Election Law Overhaul

A Florida House subcommittee advanced a bill that would completely overhaul Florida’s elections law. The Government Operations Subcommittee cleared the bill on a straight party-line vote of 9-4.

CBS4–04/01/2011