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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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Some appeals court judges seem skeptical of voting rights groups’ claim that Florida’s congressional districts are unconstitutional

An appeals court weighs the constitutionality of a congressional redistricting plan that Florida's Ron DeSantis pushed through the Legislature.
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The Scoop: Mon., October 30, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Ybor shootings Tampa Police arrested Tyrell Stephen Phillips and charged him with second-degree murder for his role in the fatal Ybor City shootings. Tampa Police say two people died: a fourteen-year-old and a twenty-year-old. Sixteen other...
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Voting rights groups say the ruling that Florida’s congressional redistricting is unconstitutional should stand

Previously a judge ruled that a congressional redistricting plan backed by Gov. Ron DeSantis violated the Florida Constitution.
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Updated: Florida takes aim at judge’s ruling that its redistricting is unconstitutional

Attorneys for Florida argued that its redistricting plan eliminating a Black-majority district abolished a “race-based electoral monopoly.”
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Arguments set in Florida’s redistricting appeal

A court will hear arguments Oct. 31 in Florida's appeal that a congressional redistricting plan violated the Florida Constitution.
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The Scoop: Tues., October 3, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Social services reinstated In a controversial move last month, the Sarasota County Commission cut funding for various social service programs, including childcare and homeless services. However, the commission has now reversed the cuts.   Congressional...
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Claim of racial discrimination is a key as trial starts over Florida congressional redistricting

Attorneys for voting-rights groups told federal judges that an overhaul of a North Florida congressional district in 2022 was motivated at least in part by racial discrimination and violated the U.S. Constitution.
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The Scoop: Tues., September 26, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

FL congressional map trial A federal trial over the constitutionality of Florida’s congressional map gets underway this morning in Tallahassee. Civil rights groups and voters argue that the map was intentionally drawn to discriminate based...
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A ruling on Florida’s congressional redistricting is sought by November 22

Attorneys for both sides want the 1st District Court of Appeal to rule in Florida's congressional redistricting fight by Nov. 22.
Florida redistricting

A federal court will hear arguments that new Congressional districts in Florida are racially discriminatory and unconstitutional

The state has appealed a circuit judge’s ruling that its congressional redistricting violated the Florida Constitution; another battle is in federal court.
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Appeals court will weigh Florida redistricting fight

An appeals court said it will take up a fight about a congressional redistricting plan that Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed through.
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Both sides seek a quick resolution to the fight over Florida’s Congressional district maps

Both sides in a battle over a congressional redistricting plan asked an appeals court to fast-track the case to the Florida Supreme Court.

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