Florida Legislature

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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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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Seminole Tribe to begin sports betting at its Flordia casinos

Seminole Tribe leaders will allow sports betting at their casinos in December - a first step in a major expansion of gambling in Florida.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody

Ashley Moody urges Florida justices to reject an abortion rights measure, saying it would “hoodwink” voters

The Attorney General urged the Florida Supreme Court to reject a proposed constitutional amendment that seeks to ensure abortion rights.
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Florida approves four private companies to take 125,000 policies from Citizens Property Insurance

Florida's Insurance Commissioner signed four orders that are part of what is known as a “depopulation” program aimed at shrinking Citizens.
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Lawyers for Florida urge a court to uphold a ruling that “executive privilege” shields Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration from releasing records

The case has drawn attention from media organizations and open-government advocates.
Florida House of Representatives

Florida House sets its special session to start Monday

The Florida House will gather at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6., for a brief meeting to open a special legislative session.
Aerial photo of downtown Tallahassee, Florida and the State Capitol

Florida lawmakers are shielded from turning over documents related to Ron DeSantis and the “Stop Woke” law

A federal appeals court has shielded 14 current and former Florida lawmakers from having to turn over documents.
Florida redistricting

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.

Florida lawmakers will consider more funding for school vouchers in special session

Florida lawmakers are gearing up to provide additional funding to a part of the state's school voucher program.
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Despite the mass shooting in Ybor City, gun-related proposals face long odds in the Florida Legislature

Florida Democrats filed bills that seek to expand rules regarding the storage of firearms and discharging guns in residential areas.
Ron DeSantis

Probe into the embattled Florida housing director is closed

The Florida House Financing Corp. took little action on hostile workplace accusations after the director of the agency resigned.
University of Florida president candidate Ben Sasse

Controversial Florida university presidents are slated for inauguration and confirmation

University of Florida President Ben Sasse and president of New College of Florida Richard Corcoran will be inaugurated and confirmed.
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Florida helps send weapons and ammo to Israel for its war against Gaza

Drones, body armor, weapons and ammunition are among supplies sent to Israel with assistance from Florida.

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