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Woke AF? DeSantis-appointed Disney board votes to defund police overtime

Property owners in a special district that includes Walt Disney World could see a reduction in their property-tax rate.

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...
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Judge allows police budget challenge to advance in Florida

Lawsuit advances challenging part of a protest law that lets the FLorida governor & Cabinet override local decisions about police spending.
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Activists rally to defund police, invest in social programs on anniversary of George Floyd’s murder by police

Activists in St. Petersburg rallied at City Hall on the second anniversary of George Floyd's murder by Minneapolis police.

St. Pete committee selects organization for police social worker program

A committee of St. Pete first responders and city leaders met Thursday to select the organization that will handle its promised police social worker program. Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services will handle non-violent...
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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...

St. Petersburg takes a step to defund the police; instead of 25 officers, city will hire social workers

On Thursday, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman announced a step that will partially defund the police. Police Chief Anthony Holloway said the department plans to use grant money that was supposed to be for hiring...

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