There was political drama everywhere yesterday.
In Tallahassee, the State Legislature came to a grinding halt when Democrats insisted on every single bill being read in the Florida House. This was in protest to the Legislature’s unwillingness to expand the state’s medicaid program to accommodate the President’s healthcare plan. The protest is happening this morning as I type this and an auto reader’s electronic voice fills the audio feed in Tallahassee.
At home Latino Justice is suing Orange County, saying that the last redistricting plan reduced the power of the Latino vote. Percentages showed that the number in two Districts in fact, increased in the number of Hispanics eligible to vote. The group backed by Democratic operatives (with grudges) attacked the Republican majority commission, when they were going to vote to spend $360,000 dollars to bring in outside council.
They dropped the vote but the group blasted them during public comment anyway. Congressman Alan Grayson who’s district overlaps parts of Orange spoke against the Commission’s plan. Grayson is of course famous for his violent approach when working with Republicans.
These stories lead your Wednesday morning political headlines.
WFTV 9 Eyewitness News: (Video) Orange County commissioners slammed over redistricting plans
WKMG Local 6: Gov. Scott must act on alimony and 2 other bills
WESH 2: Grayson sounds off on Orange County redistricting
CF News 13: Fla. Senate says ok to Dolphins and pro teams
WOFL FOX 35: (AP) Local setbacks vex GOP governors eyeing 2016 race
Orlando Sentinel: Orange drops bid to hire outside legal help for redistricting fight
Despite seeing their voting numbers increase in two districts, Latino Justice says the redistricting plan was unfair