Fentrice Driskell

Florida House of Representatives

‘Culture war’ bills persist despite DeSantis’s suspended presidential campaign

Listen: After Governor DeSantis suspended his presidential campaign, some lawmakers expected a change in priorities during the legislative session. However,  two Democrats in the House say nothing is new. Culture war bills are still moving...
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Here are the full remarks by several Florida leaders on the opening day of the 2024 legislative session

State of the State by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and responses by Fentrice Driskell, Lauren Book, Paul Renner and Kathleen Passidomo.
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The Florida Legislature targets child social media use

House Speaker Paul Renner said social media has a “devastating effect on kids” and that lawmakers should be able to impose online regulations.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., December 12, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Controversial Miami Wilds project A federal judge ruled that the National Park Service violated two federal laws when it decided to release land to Miami-Dade County for the controversial Miami Wilds project.   Driskell raises...

Florida House Minority Leader outlines goals prior to next year’s legislative session

Listen:   This is the last committee week before the legislation session, and House Minority Leader Fentrice Driskell laid out some goals of the Democrats in the upcoming session. “Here we are in the last...

Democratic state representatives speak out against legislation they feel targets Latinos

Listen: During the last legislative session, state lawmakers passed legislation some believe disproportionately affects Florida Latinos. Two Tampa state representatives addressed these issues and others at a conference in the State Capitol on October 18th....
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Health care is on the agenda of the Florida Legislature in 2024

Gov. Ron DeSantis is signaling support for joining Florida legislative leaders in addressing healthcare issues in the legislative session.

House Minority Leader Fentrice Driskell (D-Tampa) will be challenged by Lisette Bonano

House Minority Leader Fentrice Driskell, D-Tampa, has drawn a re-election challenger in 2024: Lisette Bonano.

Fentrice Driskell: Leading in Tallahassee

State Rep. Fentrice Driskell, a rising star in the Florida Democratic Party, visited the WMNF studios for a special WaveMakers edition of MidPoint, where we go in-depth with people making a difference in the Tampa...

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