State Government

The Scoop: Thur. May 16th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

The Tampa community has been addressing concerns of gun violence, handling lawsuits, that address racial allegations and Israeli bonds.
public records

DeSantis is dismissed from a Washington Post case seeking his travel records

A circuit judge has dismissed Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office from a lawsuit filed by the Washington Post over access to DeSantis’ travel records.

Fire and Ice interviewed: Richard a Black Business Owner of The Elite Factory, in the TampaBay Area

Fire and Ice interviewed: Richard a Black Business Owner of The Elite Factory, in the TampaBay Area a professional gym that welcome everyone to train and develop good health habit whether you are up...
Joe Redner

Joe Redner supports Florida recreational weed amendment despite its shortcomings

Joe Redner is best known for fighting the government over his world-famous Mons Venus strip club, but he garnered headlines a few years ago fighting for the right to grow his own medical marijuana. He...

Local Education News with Jessica Vaughn

Florida is now LAST in the nation in teacher pay, according to a recent survey reported by the National Education Association! We discussed that, the State's pre-emption of the allocation of state education funding, the...
TECO power plant in Apollo Beach Florida burns coal and releases water vapor plus greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide that contribute to climate change

Duke Energy Florida and Tampa Electric rates could go down in June

Florida PSC staff members have recommended that Customers of Duke Energy Florida and Tampa Electric should see monthly bills trimmed in June.
teacher in class

Education and insurance bills are sent to the Florida governor

A bill limiting teacher preparation programs and one moving policies out of the state’s Citizens Property Insurance have been sent to Florida Gov. DeSantis.
banned books, First Amendment

DeSantis signs laws on book challenges and charter schools

More than 1,200 objections were filed to school library books last school year in Florida. A new law limits challenges by some people.

Middle East Shadow War, Florida Bans and “Civil War”

Patró Mabíli, ready to elucidate. Despite 2023 being deemed the hottest year on record the Republican Governor of Florida bans local governments from protecting workers from heat and limits police oversight board. Also world markets...

Hillsborough County Black Chamber of Commerce hosts West Tampa town hall

Black leaders from across the state of Florida met at a town hall in West Tampa on Tuesday night to share an update from their experiences in Tallahassee during this year’s legislative session. The Hillsborough...
State Sen. Darryl Rouson

State Sen. Darryl Rouson wants ‘guardrails’ if voters legalize weed

State Sen. Darryl Rouson, the longest-serving Democrat in the Florida Legislature, supported legalizing medical marijuana but “I’m not there yet when it comes to full legalization of marijuana.” Rouson, who appeared Tuesday (4/9) on WMNF...
crime scene tape

DeSantis OKs tougher theft laws

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed a bill that seeks to prevent “smash and grab” thefts and “porch piracy.”

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