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A Polk County judge faces suspension and reprimand

Judge John Flynn and an investigative panel of the state Judicial Qualifications Commission reached an agreement on the proposed discipline.
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The Scoop: ,Mon. April 1, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

St. Pete Police A police officer shot 28-year-old Germane Small after reports of gunfire. Small fled but fired at Officer Andre Sousa, who returned fire, injuring Small. Sickest children are losing Medicaid Florida’s Department of...
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The Florida Democratic Party isn’t having a 2024 presidential primary; could it suppress votes for local Democrats?

The 2024 Gulfport race for city council between April Thanos and Tom Bixler is on the day of Florida's presidential preference primary.
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The Gabber says a candidate’s campaign manager mentioned a payment for positive coverage

Tom Bixler's campaign manager did not technically attempt to bribe The Gabber reporter, but that an ethical line was crossed.
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A judge rejects part of Florida’s new elections law

A federal judge struck down part of a 2023 Florida elections law that placed restrictions on “third party” voter-registration organizations.

The Florida Legislature passes a bill for disclaimers on AI political ads; it now heads to the governor

Florida lawmakers passed a measure to require disclaimers on political advertisements that are created using artificial intelligence.
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A judge refuses to leave a Florida elections case

A federal judge Tuesday refused to step down from a case challenging a 2023 Florida elections law.

A bill to change primary elections in Florida could be dead

A bill that called for holding primary runoff elections is likely doomed for for this year’s Florida legislative session.
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The Scoop: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

The Senate Education Appropriations Committee approved a bill requiring teaching about the history of communism in Florida's public schools.
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The Scoop: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

   Florida elections bill The Florida House recently introduced a significant elections bill that includes several key provisions. Teaching kids about communism A bill in the Florida legislature, which mandates the history of communism in...
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The Scoop: ,Mon., February 19, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Florida wetlands oversight A federal judge has invalidated Florida’s existing oversight of wetland permitting impacts on imperiled species Election registration deadline The deadline to register to vote or switch party affiliations ahead of Florida’s Presidential...
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Municipalities and elected officials file lawsuits over a new Florida law that requires details about their personal finances

The lawsuits say the disclosure requirement violates privacy rights under the Florida Constitution and federal First Amendment rights.

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