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Bipartisanship on both sides of Florida's redistricting process listen

05/18/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Progressives may not be happy with many of the outcomes of the 2010 midterm elections, but many see the two Fair Districts amendments voters adopted as a victory. But Not everyone is happy that they passed, and there’s even a bipartisan effort to challenge the law, which changes the way legislative districts are drawn.

Some say Florida voters overwhelmingly elected Republicans to the state legislature because the GOP’s election year strategy brought...

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Will the Fair Districts Amendments improve representation for Florida's citizens?

10/12/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Every 10 years, after the U.S. Census count, lawmakers in Tallahassee battle over how Florida's legislative and congressional districts should be redrawn.

But before districts are redrawn, there’s an effort to take the politics out of redistricting.

Two proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution on the Nov. 2 ballot would set new standards for how the districts are sketched. Amendment 5 deals with legislative districts, while Amendment 6 addresses U.S. congressional districts. Lik...

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Interview With An Independent Candidate For Governor

09/16/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Our guest in this segment is Peter Allen, a member of The Independence Party of Florida and a candidate for Governor in 2010.

FMI http://www.peter4fl.com

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The Politics Of Drawing Congressional And Legislative Districts

07/28/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity program. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll hear from the leader of an effort to take the politics out of drawing legislative and Congressional districts here in Florida. But first one listener comment about last Thursday’s program on which we talked about the Canadian health insurance system and whether it should be a model for American health care insurance.

A group called Fair Districts Florida is leading a bi-partisan petitio...

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Good government groups try to eliminate gerrymandering listen

11/26/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Even with a huge Democratic wave across the country, in Florida, Republicans had no trouble holding their big majorities in the Florida Senate and House. Three Florida seats turned over in the U.S. House, but one of those was held by a scandal-plagued Democrat. In the presidential race, Barack Obama won Florida handily, but his momentum didn't extend to state contests. That’s because the districts have been gerrymandered to favor incumbents, which in Florida, are heavily Republican.

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