House Reps propose bill sidestepping DeSantis’s $350 million federal funds veto

In June, Governor Ron DeSantis rejected around $350 million in energy efficiency incentives. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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How a tiny non-profit startup broke the year’s biggest Florida politics story

Barbara Petersen, executive director of the Florida Center for Government Accountability, appeared on WMNF WaveMakers.
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The Pinellas Legislative Delegation supports a revamp of PSTA; what would it mean for local transit?

A Republican Florida representative has proposed a bill that would change how Pinellas County’s transit organization is governed.
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Florida GOP Chair Christian Ziegler, husband of Moms For Liberty cofounder, accused of sexual battery by alleged menage a trois lover

Christian Ziegler, Florida’s GOP chairman and husband of Sarasota County School Board member and Moms of Liberty co-founder Bridget Ziegler, is under criminal investigation after...
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A decade after Rick Scott refused $1.25 billion from feds, a Florida lawmaker proposes $50 million for private passenger rail between Tampa and Orlando

Florida lawmakers are championing hundreds of projects including $50 million for Brightline to extend rail from Orlando to Tampa.
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Here comes the Sun: Talking pro women’s soccer in Tampa Bay

The new professional women’s soccer team has a name - Tampa Bay Sun FC-will kick off its inaugural season in August 2024.
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Activist groups rally across Florida to protest new laws taking effect Saturday

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,...

‘Not a short-term fight’: the Tampa Bay Abortion Fund is in it for the long haul

The U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision last week, ending the federal constitutional right to abortion, unleashed a flurry of emotions. Shock. Fear. Desperation. And for anti-abortion advocates, a sense...

St. Pete could become the first city in Florida to enact a tenants’ right to legal counsel policy

As the Sunshine City continues to seek solutions to its unaffordable housing crisis, city leaders in St. Petersburg are exploring the idea of guaranteeing a right to legal counsel for local tenants facing eviction. This...
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St. Pete activist group hosts community event to discuss housing justice

The People's Council of St. Petersburg is hosting a community event Wednesday night to discuss solutions to address the local housing crisis.

Community activist Connie Burton looks to fill Tampa City Council vacancy

Applications opened this week for members of the public who wish to fill the City Council vacancy left by former City Council member John Dingfelder, who resigned earlier this month over a contentious public records...

Tampa Bay progressive activists launch statewide action committee

Two progressive activists have launched a statewide action committee to bridge the gap between grassroots activism and electoral policy. Florida for Change has launched with its first slate of candidate endorsements and new projects to...
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Students organizing March for Our Lives in Pinellas

This Saturday, students from across the country are converging in Washington, D.C. for what they’re calling a March for Our Lives to draw attention to gun violence and school safety; dozens of local marches are...

Roger Waters brings politics, music, activism to Tampa

The singer and bassist of one of rock’s most popular bands is coming to Tampa this week. No, we’re not talking about Paul McCartney. In this recorded special we hear from one of the most politically outspoken...

Art & Activism on Life Elsewhere

“There is an art to every practice, activism included.” Says Stephen Duncombe, co-founder of The Center For Artistic Activism. “This is a place to explore, analyze, and strengthen connections between social activism and artistic practice. Our...

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