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school board

Hear from 2024 Hillsborough School Board candidates in Districts 1 and 3

Hear from incumbent Nadia Combs and challenger Julie Magill. And from incumbent Jessica Vaughn and challenger Angela Pimento Fullwood.
banned books, First Amendment

Ron DeSantis supports a bill to charge for “bad faith” book exceptions

Gov. Ron DeSantis supported a House proposal to limit “bad-faith objections” to school library books and instructional materials.

The Scoop: Wed., February 7, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Flag Bill A bill would prohibit government buildings from flying flags that represent a “political viewpoint” including any “politically partisan, racial, sexual orientation and gender, or political ideology viewpoint.” Hernando book bans The Hernando County...
banned books, First Amendment

Fees proposed for excessive challenges to school books in Florida

A Florida bill that could lead to fees for people who challenge numerous library books or learning materials.
banned books, First Amendment

A federal judge says a First Amendment lawsuit can go ahead against a Florida school district for restricting access to library books

A federal judge says a First Amendment challenge can proceed against the Escambia County School Board on access to school library books.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Thurs., December 21, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Decertification process begins for large teachers’ union Florida’s largest teachers union has failed to meet the conditions of a new state law requiring that a supermajority of members pay dues. This set in motion its decertification...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., November 14, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Virus research at USF The US Department of Agriculture is funding research at the University of South Florida to investigate viruses like the one that causes COVID-19. The 3 million dollar grant will allow researchers...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., November 8, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Cops called on librarians Books are being challenged in schools across Florida. Members of the right-wing group Moms for Liberty have even called the police on librarians in Florida’s panhandle.   Cease-fire resolution rejected The...
books

Members of right-wing group ‘Moms for Liberty’ call police on Florida librarians over young adult novel

Listen: Among the rise of book challenges in Florida,  members of the right-wing group Moms for Liberty called police on librarians in Florida’s panhandle. Judd Legum is the author and founder of the Popular Information...
banned books, First Amendment

New initiative sends free banned books to Floridians

Florida is one of the top states in the nation for book bans in schools. One organization is sending banned books to Floridians for free.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Thurs., October 12, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Medicaid processing issues A state Senate committee met yesterday morning in Tallahassee to discuss Florida’s turbulent Medicaid redetermination process. One key topic on the table was excessively long wait times for Medicaid’s call center.  ...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., October 11, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Controversial judicial circuit mergers A committee is considering a controversial plan to reduce the number of judicial circuits in Florida, but some discussion about the plan will be happening behind closed doors.   Schools struggle...

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