Articles in Category: 'FairDistrictsFlorida'

In a striking rebuke to the Legislature, the state's highest court on Tuesday whacked three lawmaker-orchestrated amendments from the November ballot, including proposals asking voters to block parts of the federal health-care law and to preserve legislators’ ability to draw legislative districts in a certain way.
 
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By: Michael Peltier News Service of Florida | Posted: May 20, 2010 12:32 AM
Constitutional changes to class size restrictions and political boundaries passed their final hurdle Wednesday as they were given numbers for the Nov. 2 ballot.

On Wednesday, state election officials added the two proposals to the slate of amendments to greet voters. A proposal to modify the way lawmakers redraw political boundaries became Amendment 7. A proposal to relax class size restrictions that were passed by voters in 2002 will become Amendment 8.

Amendment 7 is the Legislature’s response to a pair of amendments by FairDistrictsFlorida.org.
 
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Posted: March 5, 2010 3:32 PM
 
Two constitutional amendments that would change how the state redraws its legislative and congressional districts could turn Florida into “Lawsuit City,” Sen. Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, told reporters at a demonstration of state redistricting practices Friday.
 
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