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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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Judge Rules Florida Legislature Broke Law On Maps

A Florida judge ordered congressional districts to be redrawn after ruling that the Florida Legislature illegally drew them.

07/10/2014

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New DCF Website Meant To Improve Child Death Transparency

Florida Welfare officials launched a new site, mandated by the legislature, to improve transparency surrounding child abuse deaths.

06/25/2014

Redistricting Map 2012 (Source: CBS4)

Legislature Makes Final Redistricting Argument

A coalition of voting-rights groups failed to prove during a recent trial that congressional districts drawn by lawmakers in 2012 violated constitutional standards for redistricting, according to a filing by attorneys for the Legislature.

06/13/2014

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Final Witnesses Expected In Florida Redistricting Trial

A trial which challenges whether Florida legislators followed the law when drawing up new political maps for congress is expected to come to an end this week.

06/03/2014

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Appeals Court Blocks Evidence At Redistricting Trial

A Florida appeals court blocked the release of document meant to be key evidence in the state’s redistricting trial.

05/22/2014

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Florida Senate President Testifies During Redistricting Trial

Florida’s Senate president contends state legislators followed the law when drawing up new political maps.

05/21/2014

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Children’s Issues A Mixed Bag As Lawmakers Vow To Fight On

Children’s issues were in the spotlight during the 2014 legislative session, frequently contentious and ultimately a very mixed bag.

05/08/2014

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Legislative Session Ends With Bipartisan Spirit

The Florida Legislature wrapped up it’s 2014 session on Friday ending with a bipartisan spirit.

05/03/2014

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Fla. Bill Hiring Lawyers For Foster Youths Passes

The Florida Senate passed a bill Friday which would provide attorneys to foster children with special needs.

04/30/2014

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