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.
Final Order Issued In Congressional RedistrictingA Leon County judge has ordered the state to use a map of congressional districts drawn by a coalition of voting-rights groups during the next three elections.
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.
Legal Tussle Over Florida's Political Maps Heads To CourtThe battle over a new map for Florida's 40 senate districts is now in the hands of a judge.
Supreme Court Signs Off On Congressional DistrictsThe Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling about the state's congressional districts, ending at least one phase of a nearly four-year legal battle over the map.
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.
Supreme Court To Consider Changes To Florida's Political MapFlorida's Supreme Court will again take up the issue of the state's congressional districts.
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.
Senators Joust Over Maps Ahead Of Key VoteOne day before a high-stakes committee meeting, there were few signs Thursday that state senators were any closer to agreement on how the chamber's 40 districts should be drawn or numbered to comply with a voter-approved constitutional amendment banning political gerrymandering.
Chairman Releases Redistricting Plan Amid Numbers ControversyThe chairman of the state Senate committee charged with redrawing districts for the 40-member chamber released his proposed draft of the map late Wednesday, as Republican discontent with a plan for whether and when members would have to run for re-election continued to brew.