Throwing in the Towel on Legislative Redistricting...

Nov 16, 2015

Nearly four years after the Florida Legislature drew new redistricting maps, the state Senate and congressional districts are still unconstitutional. That means two election cycles have passed without fixing the seats to comply with...

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Fair District Amendments Having Desired Effect — Four Years Late...

Aug 2, 2015

More jaw dropping and political landscape-changing redistricting news has emerged — this time affecting the Florida Senate maps. What’s stunning is the Senate admitted fault and entered into an agreement to revise the Senate...

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Is It Time for an Independent Redistricting Commission?...

Jul 19, 2015

In news that shook the political world, the Florida Supreme Court ruled 5-2 that the Legislature needed to reconvene to redraw congressional districts before the 2016 elections. Specifically, the court gave them 100 days...

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Legislature Needs To Stop Stonewalling Citizen Initiatives...

Feb 15, 2015

Does the Florida Legislature stonewall all constitutional amendments that pass or just the ones started by citizens’ initiatives? We have numerous ways for our state Constitution to be amended. Of course, the Legislature can...

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Decision Not to Appeal Stops Meter on Taxpayer Tab...

Jul 19, 2014

Decisions regarding redistricting are moving fast but maybe not fast enough. In about a week’s time Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ruled that the Florida Legislature illegally drew congressional districts, legislative leaders decided...

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Fair District Amendments Starting to Make an Impact...

Jun 21, 2014

Every 10 years after a census is taken to determine population shifts, political lines are redrawn nationally to reapportion congressional seats based on population. Growing states, like Florida, may pick up a congressional seat...

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Florida Redistricting: More Transparent Than Fair...

Jan 19, 2012

On Tuesday, the Florida Senate voted 34-6 to approve redistricting maps for the state senate and U.S. Congress. Early in the debate, Sen. Don Gaetz, who chairs the reapportionment committee, said, “Vox populi, vox...

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