It’s About Florida: Redistricting

Jul 16, 2015

Welcome to It’s About Florida. A monthly discussion program tackling the key topics of interest to our state. I’m Lynn Hatter. Four years ago, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment attempting to stop political influence in the once-a-decade redistricting process. But since lawmakers drew new maps in 2012, they’ve been mired in lawsuits. The Florida Supreme Court recently ruled against state lawmakers in the Congressional map, ordering the legislature to redraw eight districts which they say favor a political party or the incumbent. Meanwhile a challenge to the state Senate maps is gearing up for a court fight as well. Can lawmakers be trusted to draw electoral maps?

Guest: League of Women Voters Florida President Pamela Goodman