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  • Fair Districts groups ask for map-drawing in the sunshine

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Three of the groups that backed the Fair Districts reforms and are challenging congressional redistricting plans in court now want the Senate's point-man to re-think his crash-course for re-drawing Senate districts. Lawmakers are...
  • Republicans, incumbents, lead in early Legislature fundraising

     
    Early campaign fundraising returns coming in this week show that Republicans and incumbents — and those two groups have tremendous overlap — have the usual big advantages over Democrats and challengers in Florida Senate and House races....
  • Florida Supreme Court invalidates Senate redistricting plan

     
    TALLAHASSEE — On the last day of a once-a-decade redistricting legislative session, the Florida Supreme Court officially ordered overtime Friday by finding that the re-drawn state Senate map failed to follow new anti-gerrymandering standards. The...
  • With Gardiner opposing it, House passes bill taking Jacobs off Expressway authority

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Without debate, the House passed a wide-ranging transportation bill Monday that would remove Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs from the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority board — a move that she says is retaliation for ...
  • Senate passes redistricting map amid complaints it benefits the GOP

     
    UPDATES w/ Florida Democratic Party response By Aaron Deslatte, Tallahassee Bureau Chief TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Senate voted 31-6 Thursday to pass its response to a high-court rebuke of its once-a-decade chore of redistricting, despite objections...
  • Ora. Co. Comm. backs keeping Mayor Jacobs on X-way board

     
    The Orange County Commission voted 7-0 today to send a resolution objecting to Tallahassee leaders that objects to the state House effort to remove Orange's sole elected official from the local toll road agency: Mayor Teresa Jacobs. Commissioners were...
  • Senate lawyers blast back at redistricting critics

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate's legal team is shooting back at attacks on the chamber's latest attempt to re-draw its political districts, arguing the criticism from voting-rights groups and the Florida Democratic Party is an attempt to re-...
  • House panel approves bill giving governor more power over workforce boards

     
    The News Service of Florida reports that a bill that would give the governor more control over the state's 24 regional workforce boards has made it through the House Economic Affairs Committee. The panel voted 10-4 to move the measure along, despite...
  • Supremes take a more skeptical view of redistricting challenge the second time

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Critics arguing state lawmakers still didn’t get it right when they re-drew Senate districts for the second time ran into a tough crowd Friday:  the Florida Supreme Court, charged with reviewing legislators’ handiwork....
  • The Sentinel as poetry?

     
    So, I get all sorts of book pitches (which is kind of odd, seeing as how I don't write about books). But I thought I would highlight this one because it's a book about, well, the Orlando Sentinel … or rather a book written from the Orlando Sentinel....
  • NAACP objects to court-ordered ‘dismantling’ of minority Senate seats

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Much as it has since the beginning, the legal mandate to preserve minority political districts is going to play a central role in the court fight over the Florida Legislature's once-a-decade redistricting process. The Florida Supreme...