The Legislature enters the final day of the 12-day special session still without an agreement on a final map. The full Senate meets at 9 a.m. to consider the House's latest offer.
No Deal. The Florida House on Thursday flat out rejected the Senate's plan to put all of eastern Hillsborough County into one Congressional District. The House voted on 60-38 to instead send a revised redistricting map back to the Senate with eastern Hillsborough split between two districts. All of Hillsborough south of the Alafia River would be in U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan's district, and most of the rest of eastern Hillsborough east of Interstate 75 would be in U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross's district.
A Full Sunrise. While the House plan didn't budge on Hillsborough, House leaders offered up a plan to put all of the city of Sunrise into one Congressional district. Currently the Broward County city is split three ways. But the House plan passed Thursday puts the city of 90,000 people fully into the 20th District, represented by U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar.
Showdown at High Noon: The Legislature has a noon deadline to complete their work. The Special Session officially ends at noon, and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, said he does not anticipate agreeing to extend the session. "I feel we have a deadline that's in place and we're working toward that deadline," he said. But what happens if they get to noon and there is no final map? "I would say we don't have a map."