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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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Responding to Food Insecurity in Florida with Gulf Coast JFCS

It’s Thanksgiving time and our thoughts turn to food and those who may not have it. Our friends from Gulf Coast JFCS joined us to...
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Get answers about open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace

Information how navigators can help you choose the Obamacare plan that’s best for you and if you are eligible for financial assistance.
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Backers say the Florida Supreme Court should OK an abortion rights initiative

Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment fired back at Florida's Attorney General Ashley Moody who wants the measure blocked from the 2024 ballot.
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Probe into the embattled Florida housing director is closed

The Florida House Financing Corp. took little action on hostile workplace accusations after the director of the agency resigned.

MidPoint: Why Can’t We Have Nice Things v.2.0 Hillsborough Affordable Housing Trust in Danger

Hillsborough County's affordable housing trust fund is in danger of being defunded in the current budget, in favor of more money for road repairs, sports complexes and jail renovations.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

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...

Manatee County delays plans for affordable housing for veterans

Listen: The Manatee County Commission is delaying moving forward with a project to house veterans. Earlier this month, they heard the proposal to use county-owned property for affordable housing. The plan would have created a...

Congress member Maxwell Frost introduces bill targeting ‘junk fees’ for renters

Orlando Congress member Maxwell Alejandro Frost joined to unveil a bill aimed at putting an end to fees he calls excessive for renters.

Activists speak out against $16 million increase in St. Pete’s proposed police budget

Activists have come out against a 16 million dollar increase in the City of St. Petersburg budget for police and public safety while other community needs have not been prioritized. Over a dozen affordable housing...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Thursday, June 29th, 2023

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...

Local Black-owned business awarded $3 million for Ybor housing development

Three Tampa Bay Tech alumni are planning to build a new affordable housing development in partnership with the City of Tampa. Their company was selected for a $3 million state grant to help fund a...

The Challenges of Affordable Housing

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...
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New study calls Tampa one of the most expensive cities for renting

Tampa is one of the most expensive cities to rent in.  Listen: For an average renter in Tampa, about 24% of their income goes toward rent. A new analysis by Clever Real Estate finds Tampa...
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City Council member wants St. Pete to own mixed-income housing

At least two bills were passed during the 2023 Florida Legislative session that impact tenants. We speak with St. Pete City Council member Richie Floyd.

Pinellas County leaders tackle housing affordability crisis amidst soaring prices

Listen: Pinellas County leaders came together today to discuss housing affordability amidst increasingly unaffordable housing prices. The recent population boom in Florida has had both positive and negative effects, especially for Pinellas County. The county...

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