November 9, 2021
For several months now, the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature has been the focus of increasing scrutiny as the process of redistricting gets underway. Across the nation, the consensus has been to increase opportunities for public input on potential new district maps. Florida’s lawmakers, however, are doing something decidedly different.
Republicans who dominate the reapportionment committees have refused to hold public hearings. They will not conduct hearings on-the-road nor will they speak to the media. Yet, they continue to draw the maps all the same.