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The Scoop: Tues. May 21th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

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The Florida Senate declines to confirm the co-founder of Moms for Liberty to the state Commission on Ethics

Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Tina Descovich to the Florida ethics commission last year. The position requires Senate confirmation.
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A judge recuses herself from a lawsuit involving Ron DeSantis’ travel records

A judge has recused herself without explanation from a high-profile lawsuit involving Gov. Ron DeSantis’ travel records.
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Municipalities and elected officials file lawsuits over a new Florida law that requires details about their personal finances

The lawsuits say the disclosure requirement violates privacy rights under the Florida Constitution and federal First Amendment rights.
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The Scoop: Fri., December 22, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Tampa curfew plan advances The city of Tampa is one step closer to adopting a curfew for teens after having held the first reading of a new ordinance. The curfew would be directed at anyone...
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The Scoop: Mon., December 18, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Black History Museum location State officials are looking at locations for a future Florida Museum of Black History. Sarasota County is gunning for the spot.   Christian Ziegler censured Yesterday, Christian Ziegler was censured and...
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The Scoop: Wed., December 13, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Bridget Ziegler won’t resign Last night, all members of the Sarasota County School Board voted to ask fellow Board member Bridget Ziegler to resign, except for Ziegler herself. Ziegler’s husband is accused of rape and...
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Florida bill could punish people who use AI to paint others in a ‘false light’

A bill in the Florida Legislature could lead to liability for people who use artificial intelligence to place other people in a “false light.”
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The Scoop: Thurs., December 7, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

University presidents criticize government interference The American Association of University Professors released a report criticizing political interference in Florida’s higher-education system, taking issue with several laws signed by DeSantis in 2022, including changes to tenure...
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The Scoop: Fri., December 1, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Florida GOP chair is subject of rape investigation The chair of Florida’s Republican Party, Christian Ziegler, is the subject of a rape investigation. A heavily redacted incident report from the Sarasota Police Department has several...

Episode 20: Interview with Tarneisha Peters, Director of BBIF small business loan institution

Episode 20: Interview with Tarneisha Peters, Director of BBIF small business loan institution

Seek And Hide. Why We Fight.

Amy Gajda Seek And Hide: The Tangled History Of The Right To Privacy Amy Gajda, a former jour­nalist, and one of the country’s top experts on privacy and the media shares information about her own...

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