New Congressional Districts Taking FireMembers of Congress along with some Florida lawmakers blasted the first draft of a new set of Florida congressional districts.
Lawmakers Return To Capitol To Try Again On Congressional DistrictsLawmakers returned to the Capitol Monday to once again draw a map for each of Florida’s 27 congressional seats.
Redistricting Hearings Requested, Turned DownFacing political uncertainty after a Supreme Court ruling, 15 U.S. House members sent a letter this week to Florida legislative leaders calling for redistricting hearings across the state.
Supreme Court Strikes Down Congressional DistrictsA bitterly divided Florida Supreme Court threw out eight congressional districts Thursday in a long-awaited ruling, ordering the Legislature to redraw the lines within the next 100 days.
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.