As Florida lawmakers began discussing redistricting in the first day of a two-week special session in Tallahassee, a new web ad is reminding Floridians why the Legislature is convening in the first place.
The ad, called “Cannot be Trusted,” comes from the group Florida Strong. It features local television news clips that aired the night that the Florida Supreme Court ruled that the Legislature violated the state Constitution in 2012 in the drawing up of eight specific congressional districts.
The Legislature is scheduled to remain in session until August 21. A third special session focusing on redrawing state Senate lines is scheduled for October.