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Panel looks at Medicaid enrollment in Florida after half a million people lose coverage

A Florida Senate committee will receive information about Medicaid “redeterminations” after enrollment dropped by more than 500,000 people.
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Florida legislative committee will hear an update on property insurance issues

A Florida Senate committee will receive presentations about the insurance market from the Insurance Commissioner and the Citizens President.
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Despite controversy, the NAIA accepts New College of Florida into a conference

New College of Florida’s new sports teams will compete in the Sun Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
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Sarasota County Commission backtracks on decision to cut funding for childcare, low income services

Listen: In a controversial move last month, the Sarasota County Commission cut funding for various social service programs, including childcare and homeless services. But now,...
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Human Rights of The Incarcerated

A slate of panelist for the upcoming criminal justice summit joins in as we discuss a host of issues facing prisons. The panelist include ex-offender...
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New College of Florida’s business plan is “not financially viable” according to a UF business school professor

UF business faculty: A business plan outlining sweeping changes at New College of Florida is “not financially viable” in its current state.
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Florida wants a judge to toss out a challenge to its overhaul of Gainesville’s municipal utility

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants a federal judge to toss out a constitutional challenge to a new law overhauling Gainesville's municipal utility.
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The Scoop: Tues., September 12, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Hurricane Ian’s impact A new report shows the disproportionate impact Hurricane Ian had on Florida’s rural agricultural areas.   Idalia insurance claims Estimated insured losses from Hurricane Idalia topped $156 million Sunday based on 17,472...
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The Scoop: Tues., September 5, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Congressional redistricting A state judge struck down North Florida’s congressional districts Saturday, rebuffing Gov. Ron DeSantis’ attempts to defy anti-gerrymandering protections. DeSantis had put the state’s Fair Districts Amendment up against the U.S. Constitution, openly...
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Historian disinvited by DeSantis African-American history task force blames politics

Distinguished historian Gary Mormino had been invited to give a talk at a workshop for Florida teachers this summer about the African American experience during World War II. But a week before the talk, the...
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The Scoop: Mon., August 28, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Gulf Coast hurricane watch Hurricane and storm surge watches are in effect for our area as the center of the track of Idalia places it west of Tampa Bay as a Category 3 major hurricane...
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The Scoop: Fri., August 25, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

LGBTQ+ people feel unsafe A new study shows that policies Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law banning gender-affirming care for minors and making it harder for transgender adults to get medical care are driving...
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Constitutional amendment proposed on term limits for Florida county commissioners

A Florida House Republican proposed a constitutional amendment that would impose eight-year term limits on county commissioners.
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The Scoop: Tues., August 22, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Veteran housing The Manatee County Commission is delaying moving forward with a project for veteran housing. Earlier this month, they heard the proposal to use county-owned property for affordable housing.   Prescribed burning Two prescribed...
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The Scoop: Wed., August 16, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Gopher Tortoise’s protection The Gopher tortoise is a threatened species native to the southeastern US. The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the US Fish and Wildlife Service for denying the animal Endangered Species Act...
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It cost Florida taxpayers $9.9 million last year for security for Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is running for president

Costs to transport and protect Gov. Ron DeSantis and his family surged to $9.876 million during the past fiscal year.
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Florida Cabinet and clemency board meetings are called off again

Meetings of the Florida Cabinet and Board of Executive Clemency planned for next week have been scrapped.
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Biden administration supports blocking parts of Florida’s social media law

The Biden administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a challenge to a 2021 Florida law restricting social media companies.

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