State Politics

Tampa Bay

The Florida Senate President and Secretary of State dispute that Tampa Bay districts are racially gerrymandered

Kathleen Passidomo's attorneys said, “The allegation that race was the predominant factor in the drawing of the challenged districts is denied.”
Florida redistricting

A new lawsuit says some Florida House and congressional districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered

A federal lawsuit contends that some state House and congressional districts in Florida were unconstitutionally gerrymandered in 2022.

Ignoring Climate Change is Not a Winning Strategy

Florida Republicans are so afraid of climate change that they've passed a law to never speak of it. As Florida is on fire, underwater, and unaffordable, our state government is rolling back climate change legislation...

The Scoop: Fri. May 24th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

The National Ocean Atmospheric Association reported as many as 25 named storms for this year's storm season.

Florida Emancipation Day: backward motion

The Emancipation Proclamation was officially read in Florida on this day in 1865. Progress is always under threat from the extreme right wing. Florida schools are resegregating, policies against voting rights, efforts to combat global...

Medicaid Expansion is in Our Hands Now

Florida is one of only 10 states that has not already expanded Medicaid coverage to low-income childless adults as allowed under the Affordable Care Act. Now, Florida healthcare advocates are mounting a petition drive to...
Bridget Ziegler

Sex, barflies, and videotape: Report details how Florida GOP power couple prowled pubs for threesome partners 

A recently released police report on Bridget and Christian Ziegler provides startling details about the disgraced couple’s sexual practices.

Florida Refuses Federal Summer Food Partnership, Humanitarian Crisis

Florida cited fear that “strings are attached to Federal money”. Florida let time run out before the deadline to join the Federal Summer EBT program to feed children over the next three months. The opt-out...

Mother’s Day Visit with Attorney Andrew Warren

The elected Hillsborough Prosecutor Andrew Warren suspended by Florida’s governor visits the Forum. Host Walter L Smith II and co-host Annie Miles cover key issues. Listen In Archives.
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...
Florida Capitol

Democrat Luther Keith Wilkins will challenge state Rep. Mike Beltran, R-Riverview

As he runs for re-election in November, Florida Rep. Mike Beltran, R-Riverview, has drawn an opponent: Democrat Luther Keith Wilkins.

Florida okays money for a Hardee County project

$6 million from Florida’s Job Growth Grant Fund will help develop a 40,000-square-foot warehouse at an industrial site in Hardee County.

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