Gerrymandering
Government101

What Is Gerrymandering?

March 28, 2017 Doug 0

  Gerrymandering is the practice of drawing boundaries of congressional districts to keep the party in power from being voted out. While senators represent an entire state, congressional representatives cover a specific district within a […]

In The News

Is Rubio Grandstanding?

March 27, 2017 Kathy 0

​US senator Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, floated a bill that’s sure to stoke anger in Beijing. The measure would, among other things, sanction Chinese companies that engage in “illegitimate activities” in the South China […]

what is an executive order?
Government101

What is an Executive Order?

March 22, 2017 Kathy 0

A presidential executive order (EO) is a directive issued to federal agencies, department heads, or other federal employees by the President of the United States under his statutory or constitutional powers. In many ways, presidential executive […]

Neil Gorsuch
In The News

Who is Supreme Court Nominee Neil McGill Gorsuch?

March 8, 2017 Kathy 1

​ Neil McGill Gorsuch, born August 29, 1967, is an American federal appellate judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.The territorial jurisdiction of the Tenth Circuit includes the six states of […]

Government101

Supreme Court of the United States

March 6, 2017 Kathy 0

Supreme Court if the United States (SCOTUS)The Supreme Court has a special role to play in the United States system of government. The Constitution gives it the power to check, if necessary, the actions of […]

Val Demings ACA Town Hall
In The News

Notes From Val Demings Town Hall on ACA

February 27, 2017 Doug 0

On Sunday, February 26, district 10 Representative Val Demings held a Town Hall meeting on ACA at Dr. Phillip’s High School. The discussion included three panel members: Jason Altmire, former member of Congress and current […]

Florida State Senate
Government101

Florida State Senate and House Representatives with their Committee Affiliations

February 27, 2017 Kathy 0

Central Florida State Senate Members:Find Your State Senator: http://www.flsenate.gov/senators/districtsDistrict 9 – Seminole County and parts of Volusia CountyRepublican David Simmons Party: Republican Senate Website: http://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/s09 Committee AssignmentsAppropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, Vice ChairAppropriations Subcommittee on Pre-K – […]

Local Government Tracking
Representative Voting

Tracking Local Representatives

February 24, 2017 Marceia 2

While much of our attention is on the federal government these days, it is very important to know what is going on right here in our local Florida government.  There are always new bills being […]