Florida Senate Passes Gov. DeSantis' Controversial Congressional Redistricting PlanOver the objections of Democrats who contend Republicans are being “bullied” by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Senate on Wednesday approved a congressional redistricting plan that would favor the GOP.
State Says Redistricting Case Should Be Put On HoldWith lawmakers heading into a special legislative session this month, Secretary of State Laurel Lee is asking a federal court to put on hold a case that argues judges should set Florida’s new congressional districts.
Florida Lawmakers To Hold Special Session After Gov. DeSantis Vetoes New Congressional MapFlorida lawmakers will hold a special session in April to redraw a new congressional map after Gov. Ron Desantis vetoed the one they had approved.
Lawsuit Asks Federal Court To Set Congressional MapWith Gov. Ron DeSantis vowing to veto a congressional redistricting plan, a lawsuit filed late Friday asks a federal court to set new U.S. House districts that would be used in this fall’s elections.
Florida House Differs From DeSantis, Senate On Congressional MapHouse Republicans advanced a map for new congressional lines Friday that includes a disputed North Florida district closer to what the Senate proposed than what Gov. Ron DeSantis has sought.
Florida Takes First Step In Drawing New Congressional MapsThe Sunshine State took its first step in drawing new political maps on Wednesday, and other than adding a new congressional district in a Republican area of the state, Senate staff proposed maps aren't overtly gerrymandered.
Judge Approves Voting-Rights Groups' Senate MapA state Senate redistricting plan favored by voting-rights organizations was approved Wednesday by a Leon County judge in a move that could shake the Republican Party's grip on power in the Capitol.
Galvano: No Intent To Favor GOP In RedistrictingThe Senate redistricting chief on Wednesday defended a proposed map of the chamber's 40 districts, telling a Leon County judge that it was happenstance that the plan submitted to the court by the Republican-dominated Senate was one of the best for the GOP.
Senate's Motives At Issue As Redistricting Trial StartsThe decisions prompting state Senate leaders to choose a redistricting plan they recommended to a Leon County judge took center stage Monday, the first day of a trial to determine whether that map should go to the Florida Supreme Court.
Court Begins Working Through Redistricting IssuesA Leon County judge and lawyers for the Legislature and voting-rights organizations on Tuesday began muddling through the legal process for deciding on a new set of districts for the 40-member state Senate.
Lawmakers Ponder New Redistricting MethodsAfter a second consecutive redistricting session fell apart Thursday and the Legislature went home yet again without passing a map, lawmakers' message was more or less: We told you so.
Senate Defeats Redistricting Map; Session CrashesA last-ditch effort to keep the courts from drawing state Senate districts collapsed Thursday, as senators voted down a plan proposed by the House and a special session called to draw the lines crashed to an end.
House Tosses Revamped Redistricting Plan Back To SenateHouse lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to approve a redistricting plan for the state Senate, setting up the delicate endgame for a three-week special session called to finally bring Florida's political boundaries into line with a voter-approved ban on gerrymandering.
House Redistricting Lines Veer Away From Senate PlanThe House redistricting committee voted along party lines Monday to approve its version of new districts for the state Senate, potentially setting up a battle with the upper chamber as a special session on the map entered its final week.
Senate Changes Map Amid Miami-Dade QuestionsThe political realities of redistricting burst into the open Tuesday, as the Senate approved a proposal increasing the Hispanic share of three of the chamber's South Florida seats over objections from Democrats who argued the move was an attempt to prevent incumbents from running against each other.