Florida Rep. Josie Tomkow, R-Polk City, has drawn a Democratic challenger, Octavio Eduardo Hernandez, in 2024.
State and national media organizations and open-government advocacy groups urged an appeals court to reject arguments that “executive privilege” shields Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration from releasing records.
In the federal court system, over three hundred thousand Pro Se represent themselves.
A look into the Pro Se world was defending self in Federal Courts and winning. Today the interview will be with Ms. Andrea Debose, a Pro Se in the federal court system, representing herself and winning the judgment. However, the power of the opposing party blocked the settlement by invoking summary judgment, which added another complicated layer.
CEO Bob Iger dismissed arguments by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that Disney is “sexualizing children” or experiencing a drop in attendance.
Residents have filed a federal-court challenge to Florida’s overhaul of the electric utility in the Gainesville area.
Florida is pushing back against a challenge to a new law that restricts people from China and six other countries from owning property.
LISTEN HERE: Progressive organizations rally against hate A coalition of progressive organizations marched on Saturday in cities across the state of Florida to shine a light on some of the 200 new laws that went into effect that day. The march in Pinellas County had about 100 in attendance. They aimed to shine light on… Read more »
A $1.25 million book deal helped drive up Gov. Ron DeSantis’ net worth according to the Florida Commission on Ethics website.
A federal appeals court overturned a ruling that blocked a deal giving the Seminole Tribe control over sports betting throughout Florida.
Listen: Many policies from Florida’s legislative session go into effect Saturday, and various activist groups are rallying to raise awareness on the new laws they call ‘harmful’. Organizers include Florida for All, Sierra Club Florida, Planned Parenthood, and more. They’re planning protests in 8 counties across Florida. Dr. Christy Foust is an organizer for Florida… Read more »
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed SB 170 that could boost legal challenges to local ordinances; critics hoped for a veto of this preemption bill.
DeSantis administration redirects millions in COVID money The DeSantis administration steered $92 million last year in leftover federal COVID stimulus money to a controversial highway interchange project that directly benefits a top political donor. The Washington Post reports, the decision by the FDOT to use money from the 2021 American Rescue Plan for the I-95… Read more »
MidPoint takes up the challenges of Affordable Housing in the Tampa Bay region and what to do about it with former County Commissioner Kimberly Overman, Founder of the Housing Leadership Council of Tampa Bay, and Ernest Hooper, Sr. VP of Communications for the United Way Suncoast.
LISTEN HERE: Climate change and its effect on Florida’s temperature Many heat records are already being broken this summer. Human-caused climate change means a warmer North Atlantic Ocean. But meteorologists are unclear how a periodic weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean will impact global weather this year. Jennifer Francis is Senior Scientist at Woodwell Climate Research… Read more »
A court will hear arguments Aug. 24 about a Florida law restricting how race-related issues can be addressed in workplace training.
Gov. Ron DeSantis and a revamped Central Florida special district sought to scuttle a federal lawsuit in which Walt Disney Parks and Resorts contends its constitutional rights have been violated amid a long-running feud with DeSantis.
LISTEN HERE: ACLU warns about censorship in Florida schools According to the ACLU of Florida, several new state laws are “designed to suppress diversity of thoughts in Florida’s public schools, colleges and universities.” WMNF’s Josh Holton visited a forum in Tampa hosted by the ACLU that encourages the public to speak out about educational censorship…. Read more »
The distraction of the anti-woke has made necessary a resistance against racism and violations of human rights. In the U.S. and especially in Florida a state of hate has continued to ignite a firestorm of rebellion. A history of resistance informs the organizers of the various movements today. Economic participation of Black people in raising… Read more »
The Florida Supreme Court rejected an attempt by suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren to overturn his suspension.
LISTEN HERE: Trump trial Former President Trump’s criminal trial for keeping government secrets at his Florida estate now has a starting date — August 14th. This week on WMNF’s Tuesday Café, Stetson University College of Law professor Louis Virelli said that an early trial has its advantages but that it might be delayed. You can… Read more »