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MidPoint: What’s Scaring Florida Media?

Journalist Ben Montgomery was fired by Axios Media for calling out a DeSantis press agent for sending out propaganda, not press releases. Why are journalists afraid to speak the truth to power?

Tampa Bay area leaders commit to fix housing and flooding problems at forum

The Hillsborough Organization for Progress and Equality, or HOPE is composed of 25 interfaith and interracial member congregations. They sought to get commitments from local public officials to attain criminal justice reform, housing and mental...
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Proposal to pay baseball players less than minimum wage narrowly advances in Florida Senate

A new bill might make it legal for Minor League Baseball players in Florida to be paid less than minimum wage.

AARP Florida’s Jeff Johnson on affordable housing, transportation and aging

Concerns about affordable housing and lack of transportation options often focus on young people, but the AARP Florida says those issues also disproportionately affect aging residents. Jeff Johnson drops some knowledge. 

A Florida Senate panel supports a crackdown on drag shows

A Florida Senate panel advanced a bill to allow the state to revoke licenses of businesses that admit children to drag shows.

Bill to protect neglected African-American cemeteries in Florida moves forward in the House

A subcommittee in the Florida House advanced a bill that funds efforts to protect historic African-American cemeteries.
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State pushes back in the fight over a Florida protest law

Attorneys for the state told the Florida Supreme Court that a 2021 law about protests that turn violent would not apply to peaceful demonstrators,
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Florida legislators on why they voted for or against HB1 – universal vouchers for private schools

A universal school voucher bill (HB 1 / SB 202) is sailing through the Florida legislature.

Director of wildlife sanctuary addresses gator attacks and relocating the facility

Amy Kight, executive director of Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, in Jupiter, Florida, discusses the recent deadly alligator attack in Fort Pierce, and their relocation plans.

Founder of Laughing Pig Sanctuary discusses Bartow facility’s history and mission

Annette Wrubleski, president of the Laughing Pig Sanctuary, discussed the refuge she founded in Bartow, Florida providing a permanent home for elderly and abused pigs

Ricky Polston is stepping down from the Florida Supreme Court; DeSantis will appoint a replacement

Florida Supreme Court Justice Ricky Polston announced Monday he will step down, giving Gov. Ron DeSantis another appointment.

Florida Senate panel backs a 6-week abortion limit

A proposal to prevent abortions after six weeks of pregnancy began moving forward Monday in the Florida Senate.

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