A week into the 12-day redistricting trial, groups challenging the Florida Legislature's congressional maps are asking for Florida Supreme Court to overrule a lower court and require that political operatives turn over emails, maps and memos related to the state's redistricting effort in 2012.
Howard Goodman: Gov. Rick Scott's task force, convening to review Florida's expansive self-defense law, looks all set to fire blanks.
Ralph De La Cruz: Republican leaders suggest they may be too busy balancing the budget and dealing with redistricting to pass an immigration bill in next year's session.
Ralph De La Cruz: After turning down more than $50 million in health care funds on the principle that Florida is fighting the federal government in court over the Affordable Health Care Act, state lawmakers have now accepted $2.5 million in AHCA money for an abstinence-only sex education program.
Ralph De La Cruz: Florida lawmakers continue to turn away tens of millions from the federal government. And this time no one's even quite sure why, or who, is responsible.
Ralph De La Cruz: The 2011 legislative session is almost over. FCIR examines the upcoming state budget cuts.