redistricting

FL Senate Releases Redistricting Proposal

Submitted by mallory on November 30, 2011 - 12:06pm

Politicos and data nerds everywhere have had an exciting week. On Monday the Florida Senate released it's proposal for new Congressional and state Senate maps. Much is being said on both sides of the aisle about the maps, the Republicans saying they stuck to Amendments 5 & 6 and hailing the process as the most transparent yet. Democrats are saying the maps are still gerrymandered to favor Republicans.

Rather than even attempting to analyze all the data, I'm going to let the fine folks at the St. Petersburg Times do it. Check out this article posted today. 

Senate Preparing to Vote on Redistricting Plan

Submitted by mallory on November 16, 2011 - 9:42am

The redistricting process is being played out in Tallahassee and it appears legislators will soon be voting on maps.

Throughout the last few weeks, Senate and House committees have been reviewing proposed maps, many of them proposed by members of the public. Yesterday, the Senate Reapportionment Committee finished it's hearings on southwest Florida and said it would be ready to vote on the maps after the Thanksgiving holiday. Chairman Don Gaetz said the maps will be released on Nov. 28 and will be debated starting the week of Dec. 6.