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Florida Judge Approves New Map, Allows Elections To Go Forward

A Leon County judge upheld a second draft of the state’s congressional districts in a decision issued Friday, but shelved the new map until after the November elections.

08/22/2014

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Florida Legislators Propose Changes To 7 Districts

Florida Legislators kicked off a special session Thursday byproposing tweaks to seven of the 27 congressional districts to comply with a judge’s ruling.

08/07/2014

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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)

Special Session For Congressional Re-Districting Coming Together

The schedule for a special legislative session to come up with new congressional districts is beginning to take shape.

08/04/2014

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Teachers Union Challenges Bill Expanding School Vouchers

The state’s largest teachers union filed a legal challenge Wednesday contesting how lawmakers “log rolled” a series of education issues — including an expansion of a controversial school vouchers program — into a single bill that passed in the waning hours of the 2014 legislative session.

07/16/2014

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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The Florida Handbook Returns After Hiatus

Government officials announce the House will be publishing “The Florida Handbook” after a brief hiatus.

06/15/2014

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

State Fires Back In Lawsuit Over Sunshine Amendment

Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Florida Legislature asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to throw out a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a 2013 law that allows elected officials to use blind trusts to shield their financial assets.

05/19/2014

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Lawsuit Seeks To Ban Blind Trusts For Public Officials

Open-government advocates are backing a lawsuit filed Wednesday in the Florida Supreme Court, challenging the constitutionality of a 2013 law that allows elected officials to put financial assets in blind trusts that do not offer detailed public disclosure of the holdings.

05/14/2014

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House Passes Pension Bill, Switching Focus To Senate

The debate over the future of state and local pensions pivoted to the Senate on Friday after the House approved a sweeping retirement bill over the objections of Democrats.

04/25/2014

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