Senate President Don Gaetz

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In Shadows Of Redistricting Ruling, Senate Case Looms

Amid the congressional redistricting lawsuit and its possible effect on elections, there is a similar fight over the state Senate’s map.

09/08/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Plans For Special Session Take Shape

Legislative leaders Monday laid out the fullest blueprint yet for a special session aimed at crafting new congressional districts, even as they continued a push for a Leon County judge to limit the impact of his ruling on this year’s elections.

08/04/2014

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

GOP: No Appeal On Florida Congressional Map Ruling

Florida Republican legislative leaders will not appeal a judge’s ruling that found some congressional districts unconstitutional but instead warned against redrawing the districts before the November election.

07/15/2014

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

GOP Leaders Want To Redraw Districts After Fall Elections

Republican legislative leaders said Tuesday they do not plan to appeal a judge’s ruling that struck down Florida’s congressional map but want lawmakers to be able to redraw the disputed districts after this fall’s elections.

07/15/2014

Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Rarely Wielded Veto Pen In 2014

Gov. Scott signed the last bill left over from the spring legislative session on Wednesday, leaving unscathed an almost historically high amount of the legislation approved this year.

06/25/2014

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Gov. Scott Signs Off On Voucher Expansion

Gov. Rick Scott signed a controversial expansion of eligibility for the state’s de facto school-voucher system and 57 other bills Friday, nearly completing the work of deciding which measures from the spring legislative session to approve.

06/20/2014

DAVIE, FL - MARCH 28:  Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media as he attends the ribbon cutting for the opening of a I-595 Express Project on March 28, 2014 in Davie, Florida. The Governor finds himself dogged by questions about recent resignations by one of his top fundraisers, Mike Fernandez, as well as Gonzalo Sanabria, a longtime Miami-Dade Expressway Authority board member, who is reported to have resigned Thursday from his post to protest the disparaging and disrespectful treatment of Mike Fernandez, the former co-finance chairman of Gov. Rick Scotts campaign."  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott: Let Voters Decide On Conservation Amendment

Gov. Rick Scott said it was “the right thing to do” for the Cabinet on Tuesday to approve the sale of four closed jails and three other sites to raise money for future land preservation.

06/17/2014

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Gov. Scott Gets Help In Tough Re-Election Fight

With the 2014 regular legislative in the books, Republican legislators gave Gov. Rick Scott much of what he wanted as he prepares for an expensive and lengthy re-election fight against likely Democratic nominee and former Gov. Charlie Crist.

05/04/2014

2014 Legislative Session came to an end just before 11 PM May 2nd. (Source: Tom Urban, NSF)

Lawmakers Approve Budget And Adjourn Session

Lawmakers passed an election-year budget of $77.1 billion — the largest state spending plan in history — before closing out the 2014 legislative session and heading home to campaign.

05/03/2014

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Lawmakers Face Long Friday After Budget Release

Lawmakers may face a late night Friday after a budget compromise was emailed Tuesday evening.

04/30/2014

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