The Army Corps of Engineers is proposing new regulations for the Apalachicola-Chatahoochee-Flint River but 22 Florida Congressional Delegation members drafted a letter to the Corps, highlighting their concerns for the Apalachicola Bay.
North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham is on the verge of being written out of her district. State congressional boundaries are still in flux after Florida lawmakers failed to agree on where the lines should be. But Graham is not pleased with the proposed makeup of her Second Congressional district, which could be split apart.
Republican Neal Dunn is making it a three-way race for the Congressional seat currently held by Democrat Gwen Graham. Dunn, a physician and banker, came to Tallahassee Monday after first announcing in his hometown.
The Florida legislature meets in two weeks to start drawing Congressional districts for the third time. The special session comes after the Florida Supreme Court declared eight districts unconstitutional due to gerrymandering. But a proposal by the plaintiffs in the suit to set the situation right—is causing heartburn to North Florida Republicans and Democrats.
A special legislative session will be in the works again after Thursday’s congressional map redistricting decision by the Florida Supreme Court. The resulting outcomes of changing the gerrymandered maps for the second time – could affect Florida’s current congressional districts in a big way.