Politics

Politics
4:02 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

GOP Staffer Testifies He Drew Submitted Maps, Denies Knowing Who Submitted Them

GOP official Frank Terraferma testifies Tuesday about drawing maps and sharing them with GOP strategists.
Credit The Florida Channel

As Florida’s redistricting trial enters its second week, a Republican staffer took the stand again Tuesday to face questions about drawing and submitting maps. E-mails between state and national GOP operatives suggest politically motivated maps were submitted publicly under someone else’s name.

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Politics
5:13 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Washington Post Editor: Gerrymandering Threatens Representative Government

Ingraham
Credit Christopher Ingraham via Twitter

This week a landmark trial began in the case challenging Florida’s congressional district boundaries. A judge is weighing whether lawmakers violated the state constitution by drawing districts to favor political interests—a practice known as gerrymandering.

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Politics
6:02 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Florida Political Experts Talk GOP's Move To The Center, 'Battle Of The Flip-Floppers'

Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford with Florida Governor Rick Scott during "Sine Die" ceremonies at the close of the 2014 Legislative Session.
Credit Florida House

A couple of political experts are weighing on whether the Republican-led Legislature as well as the Governor moved more to the center this year with some of the bills that passed this Session.

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Politics
5:14 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Florida Democratic Party Says Compromise On Immigrant Tuition Doesn't Go Far Enough

Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Allison Tant
Credit Florida Democratic Party

The Florida Democratic Party is taking shots at Governor Rick Scott over a proposal giving undocumented students access to in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities.

Party officials are slamming Scott over a watered-down version of the bill now in play in the legislature.

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Politics
4:58 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Immigrant Tuition Debate Heats Up Florida Governor's Race

Dr. Will Guzman speaking at Dreamers sit-in at the capitol.
Credit Blaise Gainey

 

   It’s still several months from the primary elections but Governor Rick Scott and former governor Charlie Crist have already begun to take shots at one another. They’ve been going back and forth lately about in-state tuition for children of undocumented immigrants.  Crist stands behind the idea, and during a luncheon at Tiger Bay Tuesday he urged the governor and Republican leaders in the legislature to do the same.

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