The Central Florida Political Pulse blog of the Orlando Sentinel, which has been doing an infinitely better job of covering the Florida 2012 redistricting issue than any South Florida newspaper or blog, had the unhappy news yesterday that we were anticipating -despite their previous lip-service, the Florida NAACP was and is the object of the ruling status quo society.
They have zero interest in having this state actually have legislative districts that encourage competitive elections that are based on ideas and public policies.
Central Florida Political Pulse blogSiplin blasts ethics bill, defends Sansom, and Senate committee shoots it downposted by aaron deslatte on March, 29 2011 5:30 PM
Palm Beach PostFlorida ethics panel drops $200,000 in fines owed by 168 officials after time limit passesBy John Kennedy, Palm Beach Post Staff WriterPosted: 4:57 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2011
TALLAHASSEE — Republican lawmakers say voters who last year endorsed the anti-gerrymandering Fair Districts constitutional reforms may be in for a rude awakening when the first drafts of congressional and legislative maps are released in the coming weeks.Something akin to: Meet the new maps, same as the old maps.
As we near the unveiling of the first official Congressional redistricting maps, here are some of the interesting story lines to keep an eye out for. This list isn't meant to be exhaustive, but more the things that I am watching out for as the reapportionment and redistricting process begins in earnest in early December.