Florida’s 2015 Congressional Redistricting Special Session B Update
Aug 19, 2015
The Florida House on Tuesday approved new, Supreme Court-mandated maps of the state’s 27 congressional districts, solidifying a rift with the Senate. The Tampa Bay Times’ Jeremy Wallace reports via “The Buzz” blog.
With three days left in a special legislative session to redraw Florida’s congressional districts, two different maps are now on a collision course, the Tampa Tribune’s James Rosica reports.
Florida’s prison population is fast becoming a point of contention in the Legislature’s attempt to redraw the state’s congressional districts.
As Florida legislators struggled last week to draw a congressional district map that meets a court mandate, it became clear that what they would end up with would be far from perfect. The Miami Herald’s Mary Ellen Klas reports via the “Naked Politics” blog.
Despite sharp criticism from a Florida congresswoman that it would disenfranchise black voters, the Florida House is moving ahead with a substantial overhaul of the state’s 27 congressional districts. Gary Fineout reports for the Associated Press.