The 2012 legislative session in Tallahassee will tackle the job of redrawing political boundaries, setting the stage for who will be in power for the next decade. Governor Rick Scott wants to add $1 billion to education funding while slashing funding for hospitals and medical providers. And fights loom over abortion, prisons, gambling, and other hot-button issues.
In an attempt to better serve our audience, WUSF Public Media and WLRN in Miami are producing “Session 2012,” our in-depth coverage of the Florida Legislative Session. The WUSF-WLRN collaboration will tap into the rich reporting resources of its own staff reporters, freelance audio producers, and the Miami Herald-St. Petersburg Times bureau.
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It happens every ten years, regular as clockwork. It’s when Florida lawmakers redraw the political boundaries that determine who you get to vote for. They’re doing it right now in Tallahassee.
On this special Florida Matters, WUSF in Tampa and WMFE in Orlando are working together to answer the question, what does redistricting mean to you?
Governor Rick Scott says Florida's economy is on the mend and promised to put $1 billion back into education in his 2012 State of the State Address. Hear part of his address, along with analysis from USF political science professor Seth McKee and the Democratic response from Senate Minority Leader Nan Rich.