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  • 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...
  • Siplin’s $4 million for hometown projects gets left out of budget deal

     
    TALLAHASSEE — While House Speaker Dean Cannon managed to squeeze some hometown spending into the final state budget plan taking shape, another Orlando-area lawmaker saw his district projects wiped out. Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, had drawn some...
  • Latvala amendment shifts Gardiner’s district

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Sen. Jack Latvala, a St. Petersburg Republican who joined forces with Andy Gardiner during session to beat back a GOP palace coup in the Senate, has filed an amendment to the new Senate redistricting map that moves his former opponent'...
  • Local senators split on Parent Trigger

     
    Gee, it was almost like the Old Days, when legislators voted on personal conviction instead of straight party lines. Almost. The 20-20 tie this afternoon in the Florida Senate that at least for now killed the Parent Trigger bill saw local senators split,...
  • Senate bogs down over racial makeup of redistricting map

     
    TALLAHASSEE — An attempt to adopt newly fashioned Senate district lines in response to a court order bogged down Tuesday as lawmakers clamored for political information on how the new lines would look and whether they provided enough protection...
  • With his district invalidated, Gardiner worries about the voters

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate Majority Leader Andy Gardiner got some bad news last week. The Florida Supreme Court ruled that his newly drawn Senate seat was one of eight that ran afoul of the Fair Districts anti-gerrymandering reforms. But he's not giving...
  • Siplin asks for special prosecutor in Trayvon Martin case

     
    TALLAHASSEE — State Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, flanked by other lawmakers, asked Gov. Rick Scott to appoint a special prosecutor to oversee the investigation of Trayvon Martin's death. The unarmed 17-year-old was shot Feb. 26 by George Zimmerman,...
  • Siplin agrees to $3,000 settlement with elections commission

     
    By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine because of missing information on campaign-finance reports and an excessive contribution from a phosphate-industry group. The...
  • Linda Stewart launches ‘common sense express’ Florida House bid

     
    Former Orange County Commissioner Linda Stewart formally launched her bid for the state House Dist. 47 seat today standing in front of a future SunRail commuter train stop on Church Street in downtown Orlando. Stewart touted her early support for the rail...
  • SD 12: Thompson calls Siplins ’sell-outs’ and ‘mercenaries’ over Fair Districts money they got

     
    TALLAHASSEE – One of the closest watched political contests this summer is a fight over a newly drawn minority Florida Senate seat that encompasses much of the political turf of term-limited Orlando Sen. Gary Siplin. Democratic voters will have...
  • Florida Chamber backs Siplin, Brooks, Pena in Central Florida legislative races

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Chamber of Commerce, the most well-heeled business lobby in the Capitol, has issued its legislative endorsements, and the roster includes a few head-turners in Central Florida. The Chamber is endorsing Victoria Siplin,...