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Department of Corrections

House Reps propose bill sidestepping DeSantis’s $350 million federal funds veto

In June, Governor Ron DeSantis rejected around $350 million in energy efficiency incentives. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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How a tiny non-profit startup broke the year’s biggest Florida politics story

Barbara Petersen, executive director of the Florida Center for Government Accountability, appeared on WMNF WaveMakers.
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Barbara Petersen

The Pinellas Legislative Delegation supports a revamp of PSTA; what would it mean for local transit?

A Republican Florida representative has proposed a bill that would change how Pinellas County’s transit organization is governed.
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bus rapid transit BRT St. Petersburg, Florida

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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Christian Ziegler

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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A yellow and blue soccer team logo unveiling ceremony
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Florida needs to spend at least $2.2 billion to fix a “perfect storm” of problems in its prisons

A new report says Florida prisons need $2.2 billion in repairs, retrofits and staffing to address “‘immediate” needs.
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Florida inmates and prisons grapple with ‘oppressive’ heat

In Florida’s unairconditioned prisons, advocates for inmates say cooling efforts fall short at some facilities.

A challenge to Florida prison solitary confinement ends

The Florida Department of Corrections has fended off a lawsuit over the use of solitary confinement in prisons.
Bradenton Bridge

Former inmates and employers join fight to save Bradenton Bridge

Update 12 May 2016: The Department of Corrections has extended the contract (with revised terms) for Bradenton Bridge. An all-female inmate transitional facility in Bradenton could close soon because its contract has not been renewed...

Columnist Paula Dockery and State Senator Greg Evers address issues facing the State Prison System

Columnist Paula Dockery and State Senator Greg Evers address issues facing the State Prison System

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