State Senators are back at work in a special session trying to come up with a way to fix their redistricting map so it meets the approval of Florida’s Supreme Court which threw out their first version.
Five days after wrapping up their second session, lawmakers are back in Tallahassee to take a second shot a legislative redistricting.
The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday over redistricting maps the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature has drawn for itself, less than two weeks before the March 9 deadline for the justices to rule.
The bill hasn’t even been signed by Governor Rick Scott yet, but lawsuits have already been filed over the legislature’s once-a-decade redistricting maps.
If redistricting maps are approved by the Florida Legislature, voters in the Keys will bid good bye to U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.