The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., October 17, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

From crime to care A new wellness hub opened yesterday on the site of a former nightclub associated with crime issues in East Tampa. It will offer a pharmacy, family health services, and a service...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., September 20, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

  Rays stadium The Tampa Bay Rays announced that they are staying in St. Petersburg. Yesterday the team laid out plans for a new stadium at the site of Tropicana Field. However, taxpayers are wondering...

Tampa City Council considers the mayor’s budget, and how to make room for affordable housing

City improvements in parks, roads, housing, and public safety are all included in the mayor’s budget proposal that would raise Tampa’s millage rate by 16%. Last night at a budget workshop, Tampa City Council tried...
Florida House of Representatives

Florida lawmakers pass a $117B budget & end the session

Florida lawmakers finalized a $117 billion budget and a $1.3 billion tax package to end a session with many of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ priorities.
WMNF Daily news digest, called "The Scoop"

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Friday, April 28th, 2023

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Friday, April 28th, 2023
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DeSantis proposes $114.8 billion Florida budget

Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed his nearly $114.8 billion “framework for freedom” budget for next year.

St. Petersburg residents share priorities for city budget, call for more action on housing

Tangela Butler, a local bus driver, approached one of two podiums in the meeting room of St. Petersburg City Hall on Monday night. Dozens of community members sat in the pews behind her. She had...
Florida House of Representatives

Florida Legislature heading for overtime

Florida’s annual legislative session is going overtime because of an unfinished budget. The legislature was supposed to recess on Friday.
Anna Eskamani of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida

Legislators call for ‘people’s budget’ to prioritize Floridians and cure deficit

A group comprised of state legislators and union members are proposing a “people’s budget” to prioritize average Floridians over corporations. The group met in a virtual forum Monday to discuss fixes for the state’s looming...
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Activists call for $13 million Tampa police increase to instead be put into social programs

Tampa and Hillsborough County are both set to adopt new budgets this week. Both are also set to increase law enforcement spending as activists in the area call for some of that money to be...
Jabaar Edmonds, with Peoples Budget Review in St Petersburg. SEIU

People’s Budget Review of St. Pete budget open house

St. Petersburg’s Mayor Rick Kriseman’s budget can be reviewed and questioned at an open house Monday evening; on MidPoint we hear about the proposed budget in St. Petersburg, how it affects low-income communities and how residents...
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Ron DeSantis delivers conservative Tea Party rhetoric at town hall meeting

Tea Party endorsed and 2016 US senate candidate, Representative Ron DeSantis of Florida, showcases his political platform. Last Saturday afternoon at a Brandon bakery, DeSantis stumped for about 30 minutes to his his backers, tea...

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