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Florida’s Congressional Districts Rejected as Gerrymandered

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Jul 9, 2015, 12:17 PM ET By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state’s congressional maps don’t meet the requirements of a voter-approved constitutional amendment that prohibits political lines from being drawn to favor incumbents or a political party. The court ordered the Legislature to try […]

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Taxpayer tab in drug test lawsuits tops $1.5M

Florida taxpayers are on the hook for more than $1.5 million in legal fees — including nearly $1 million to civil-rights lawyers — because of Gov. Rick Scott’s failed push to force welfare applicants and tens of thousands of state workers to submit to drug tests. The state agreed earlier this month to pay $600,000 […]

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Florida Democratic Party Response to Do-Nothing Carlos Lopez-Cantera

In response to Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera’s statement that he “is always on the job,” despite the wide reporting of his borderline-nonexistent work schedule, Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant issued the following statement: Prove it. Background: Lopez-Cantera Talks Legislative Session in Southwest Florida Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster, (@Jenna_Buzzacco) June 29, 2015 Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera spent […]

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