The Malarkey Meter takes on the spending of your money to try to overturn your Fair Districts vote

Scott Maxwell | Orlando Sentinel | 07/01/2011

The Malarkey Meter takes on the spending of your money to try to overturn your Fair Districts vote
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Re-Draw the Lines- by The Laughing Stock, Florida's Musically Twisted Political Cabaret

08/11/2014
One of the things that will dominate the 2012 Florida Legislative Session is re-districting. Assigned to oversee that Herculean task is Niceville Senator, Don Gaetz. He's been upbeat about it in public but in private, he seems to be harboring a few misgivings. It's not red, white or blue for him. This year, he's the man in black. read more »

Lawmakers grapple with Fla. redistricting

08/05/2014
Florida legislators have been called into a special session to deal with a judge's ruling that they must redraw districts, a decision that could throw this fall's elections into chaos.

A judge ordered lawmakers last Friday to redraw the districts of Reps. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) and Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) before Aug. 15, though it's unclear whether they and any others that are altered near them could be redrawn for the 2014 elections, or whether there would be a special election at some point for them. read more »

Legislative Leaders Officially Call Special Session for Redistricting

08/04/2014
On Monday, Florida Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, and Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, officially called a special session to redraw congressional districts after a Leon County circuit judge ruled their previous efforts failed to pass constitutional muster. read more »

Florida Legislature's Rocket Redistricting Plan

08/04/2014
TALLAHASSEE—The Florida Legislature is preparing a quick-fix this week to remedy its gerrymandered congressional map which would shed the "finger-like appendages" from two Orlando-area districts that a judge found improperly favored Republicans.

And the GOP-led Legislature is also preparing to fight any attempt to move the primary and general election dates, a move which could plunge election officials into a legal quagmire over thousands of already cast absentee ballots. read more »

Florida Legislature plans quick fix for districts

08/04/2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature laid out plans Monday to move ahead quickly and make minimal changes to congressional districts declared illegal by a state judge.

Florida legislators will hold a nine-day special session starting on Thursday to redraw the state's 27 congressional districts. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis had given legislators until Aug. 15 to draw up a new map that may be used for a special election later this year. read more »

Florida Legislature to meet Thursday to pass new map

08/04/2014
TALLAHASSEE | Confronted with a judge's ruling to swiftly redraw the state's congressional districts, Florida's House speaker disclosed extraordinary plans late Sunday to convene a rare summer special session to devise a new map.

The speaker, Will Weatherford, sent out an email to legislators advising that they will hold a special session starting Thursday to address the "limited concerns" raised by a Florida judge over the state's current congressional boundaries. The special session is expected to last up to a week.... read more »