Welcome to

Capitol News Service

Florida's Best Political Coverage on Television

 


 


 


Recent Posts

RSS Quote of the Day

  • Dorothy L. Sayers
    "The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it."
  • Josh Billings
    "Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place."
  • Salvador Dali
    "The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents."
  • O. Henry
    "There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American."

Future of Newly Passed Congressional Maps in Doubt

March 4th, 2022 by Mike Vasilinda

The Florida Legislature today sent two new congressional maps to the Governor, a primary map, and a backup incase the courts throw the first map out. But it may be for naught. During the debate in the House, Governor Ron DeSantis tweeted he would veto the maps. Democrat Leader Evan Jenne said its time for lawmakers to start over.

“I just wanted to read you a tweet” began Jenne. “I will veto the congressional apportionment plan currently being debated by the House. Period. DOA Period. That tweet came from out own Governor just moments ago. So as we do this is a product that is already been claimed as dead on arrival when it hits the Governor’s desk. Members, we need to seriously consider what we are doing with this bill.”

But the House passed the map legislation anyway. A short time later, the Senate approved the maps and send the bill to the Governor. Lawmakers could override the anticipated veto, but that seems unlikely for the GOP controlled legislature.

 

Posted in State News | No Comments »

Comments are closed.

copyright © 2016 by Capitol News Service | Powered by Wordpress | Hosted by LyonsHost.com