LISTEN HERE: Scrub Jay faces extinction – one group is fighting to save it Property owners could soon have one additional tool to help save a native Florida bird that’s at risk for extinction. City Council member wants St. Pete to own mixed-income housing A local city council member thinks one answer to the housing… Read more »
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Disney ditches plans for $1 billion investment in Central FloridaRead More
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Disney revises its lawsuit against Ron DeSantis
Disney revised a federal lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis after he signed a law to overturn controversial development agreements.
The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Monday, May 8th, 2023
LISTEN: Abortion rights in Florida This morning a new coalition is launching a ballot initiative campaign that would let Floridians vote to protect their personal medical decisions, including their right to abortion procedures. The group Floridians Protecting Freedom is pushing back against the Legislature’s 6-week abortion ban. A press release about this morning’s announcement says,… Read more »
Six finalists named for Florida Supreme Court seat
Gov. Ron DeSantis received a list of six judges who are finalists to replace former Florida Supreme Court Justice Ricky Polston.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signs a bill targeting Disney
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a measure aimed at overturning controversial development agreements involving Walt Disney World.
Mitch Perry recaps Florida’s tumultuous 2023 legislative session
The Mitch is back. Mitch Perry, that is, who returned to the WMNF Tampa 88.5-FM studio today on the last day of Florida’s wild 60-day 2023 legislative session. He recaps as much of the session as possible, and we’ll update this post with the audio from the show shortly.
Andrew Gillum is cleared on one charge, mistrial on others
Jurors acquitted former Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum on charges of lying to federal investigators but were unable to reach a verdict on conspiracy and fraud charges.
Florida lawmakers back scrapping Disney agreements, siding with DeSantis
Florida lawmakers approved a proposal aimed at invalidating controversial development agreements involving Walt Disney World, sending the issue to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has feuded with Disney for the past year.
The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Thursday, May 4th, 2023
LISTEN: Florida execution Florida carried out its third execution this year on Wed. 56-year-old Darryl Barwick was put to death by lethal injection at 6 p.m. at Florida State Prison in Starke. Barwick was convicted of first-degree murder, armed robbery and attempted sexual battery in November 1986, and sentenced to death two months later. The… Read more »
Florida’s GOP-dominated Legislature votes for state regulation of Disney’s monorail in the latest jab by DeSantis allies
The Florida House gave final approval for the state Department of Transportation to inspect Walt Disney World’s monorail system, as Gov. Ron DeSantis is locked in a battle with Disney.