Three days after Rick Scott was sworn in as governor he set about slowing down the process by which the federal government would approve of two highly popular state constitutional amendments, 5 and 6, concerning the way lawmakers draw legislative and congressional districts.
Scott's spokesman suggested to The Miami Herald, St. Petersburg Times and the Palm Beach Post that the governor wanted more information. `Census data has not been transmitted to the state yet..."
Democrats said at the time that the census-data argument was nonsense because the state didn't need the figures to get the amendments provisionally approved by the feds
Well, as of today, some of that data is now in anyway.
The federal government sent Scott and other state leaders a letter today informing Florida that the "2010 Census Block Assignment Files" are now available. (text of letter below)** All the data has yet to be provided. But still, it's now coming in.