Redistricting Ruling Could Come Next WeekAfter closing arguments in a three-day hearing over the shape of the state's congressional districts, a Leon County judge said he will try to choose a map to recommend to the Florida Supreme Court next week.
House Map-Drawers Defend Congressional DistrictsLegislative aides who drew a map of congressional districts backed by the state House defended the plan in court Thursday, even as they conceded that other alternatives might also be good maps or have positive qualities.
'Fair Districts' Supporters Consulted Democrats On MapsAfter successfully arguing that a congressional map drawn by the Legislature impermissibly favored Republicans, voting-rights groups and voters have offered four sets of proposed districts that were discussed with Democratic-leaning consultants, according to court papers filed Tuesday.
Senate Unveils Last-Ditch Congressional MapA key state senator floated a last-ditch effort Thursday to strike a compromise with the House on new congressional districts, while voting-rights groups that challenged the current congressional map called for the Florida Supreme Court to take over the process.
Florida House OKs Congressional Map Despite CriticismThe Florida House is moving ahead with a substantial overhaul of the state's 27 congressional districts even though U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown criticized the move, stating it would disenfranchise black voters.
New Congressional Map Sets Stage For Special SessionThe Florida Legislature released a new congressional map that could alter the futures of the state's U.S. House delegation.
Court Orders Redrawing Of 8 Congressional DistrictsThe state's highest court has ordered that at least eight congressional districts be redrawn because they don't meet the requirements that prohibits political lines from being drawn to favor incumbents or a political party.
Rep. Frankel Tackles Medicare FraudEach year and estimated 1.5 million people are victims of medical identify theft, which equates to $50 billion lost from Medicare annually due to fraud. Rep. Lois Frankel has unveiled the Fighting Medicare Fraud Act of 2014 as way to combat this issue.
South Florida Vet To Attend President's State Of The Union Address A South Florida veteran will be in attendance when President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Tuesday. Jeff Colaiacovo, who served in the Army during Vietnam, will be the guest of Congresswoman Lois Frankel.
Port Everglades Is ExpandingThere's positive economic news for Port Everglades. The Port is expanding as part of a project to help ports around the country accommodate vessels after the Panama Canal is widened in 2015.
Florida Legislators Speak Out On Government Funding Deal With just hours to spare, Congress passed a plan to avoid a default and end a 16 day partial government shutdown. The votes came in late, but just in time to avoid the crisis. Just after midnight President Barack Obama signed the bill into law.
Facing South Florida: Impact Of Affordable Care ActChristmas Eve 2009 was they day when the U.S. Senate passed the Affordable Care Act along party lines; Democrats for it and Republicans against it. Four years later—and a lot of political fighting—the same is still true.