Tag: state Senate reapportionment
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Jim RosicaNovember 4, 2015

The Florida Senate on Wednesday agreed to go into conference to iron out the differences between its proposed map for new Senate districts and the House of Representatives’ proposal. That conference, however, will consist of only two people: Senate redistricting panel chair Bill Galvano, and his House counterpart, Jose Oliva.  During the last Special Session, […]

Jim RosicaNovember 3, 2015

The Florida House of Representatives Tuesday passed its version of a redrawn state Senate district map, sending it back to the Senate for a likely conference process. The map was passed 73-47, with all Democrats in opposition and some Republicans joining them, including state Reps. Matt Gaetz, Chris Latvala and Ray Pilon. A long line […]

Jim RosicaNovember 3, 2015

Following their Senate colleagues, the House Democratic Caucus plans to vote against the proposed Senate district map. At a Democratic caucus meeting before Tuesday’s session, House Democratic Leader Mark Pafford informally asked the crowd whether any member intended to vote for the map. No one signaled they would. The version of the map the Senate […]

Jim RosicaOctober 30, 2015

State Rep. Jose Oliva, chair of the House of Representatives redistricting panel, on Friday filed a plan to redraw the state Senate districts that he said borrows from the plaintiffs’ proposal. That map now will be considered as an amendment to the map sent over by the Senate this Wednesday. Oliva’s Select Committee on Redistricting meets Monday, noon […]

Jim RosicaOctober 28, 2015

The Florida Senate on Wednesday passed its redrawn district map by a close vote of 22-18, with all 14 Democrats and four Republicans opposed. It’s now up to the House of Representatives to OK the map as is or change it and send it back as the Special Session clock ticks to an end. “We now have […]

Jim RosicaOctober 26, 2015

State Sens. Gwen Margolis and Miguel Diaz de la Portilla have filed their own versions of state Senate district maps, according to the chamber’s redistricting website. Margolis, a Miami Democrat, and Diaz de la Portilla, a Coral Gables Republican, submitted maps on Monday afternoon. Margolis filed one; Diaz de la Portilla turned in four. For details […]

Jim RosicaOctober 21, 2015

State Sen. Bill Galvano has filed a proposed new Senate district map for his Reapportionment Committee, meaning there will be one “base map” going forward to discuss and amend. Galvano posted the map to the Senate’s redistricting website at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Among other things, it contains a district that crosses Tampa Bay – the 19th, […]


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