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WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Thursday, March 9th, 2023

Warren appeals DeSantis removal A Federal court has agreed to fast-track former Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren’s appeal to be reinstated to office following his removal by Governor Ron DeSantis. According to a new...

WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

Abortion rights Pointing to “long-established fundamental rights,” attorneys for abortion clinics and a physician argued in a brief Monday that the Florida Supreme Court should block a law that prevents abortions after 15 weeks of...

WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Monday, February 27th, 2023

Tampa elections The last day to vote in the City of Tampa elections is next Tuesday, March 7th. Early in-person voting started today. The two candidates running for City Council District 4 – Bill Carlson...

MidPoint: Are Russian influence agents operating in local politics?

New federal criminal charges against Alexandr Ionov, a fugitive Russian national, allege a malign foreign influence operation in St. Petersburg, FL elections. Noted national security journalist Marcy Wheeler, aka @emptywheel, and Prof. Golfo Alexopoulos, Dir....
Florida House of Representatives

Anti-union bill dies in the Florida Senate

Florida's House Bill 1197, decried by critics as anti-union, died in the Florida Senate this week, with the end of the legislative session.

WaveMakers: Peter Schorsch, publisher of FloridaPolitics.com

Peter Schorsch, CEO of Extensive Enterprises and publisher of FloridaPolitics.com talks Tallahassee, mid-term elections and his journey from political operative to the go-to source for Florida political news.

Tampa Bay labor leaders slam legislation that could weaken Florida’s public sector unions

Local labor leaders in Tampa Bay spoke out Monday against legislation that would weaken most of Florida's public-sector unions.
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Florida voters support raising teacher pay, teachers union poll shows

Florida voters overwhelmingly support increasing pay for Florida’s public school teachers. That’s according to new polling data collected by Clearview Research and commissioned by the Florida Education Association – the state’s largest teacher union. Today,...
Debra Williams, CNA with 1199 SEIU Florida

Nurses say safe staffing is under attack at Florida’s nursing homes

Republican lawmakers have filed legislation that would weaken mandatory staffing requirements at Florida’s nearly 700 nursing homes, which care for tens of thousands of residents statewide. While supporters tout these changes as a way to...
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Florida Republicans advance HB 7, which could silence some classroom topics

Florida Republicans advanced a House bill that would restrict discussion on topics like racism and slavery in public school classrooms.

La Gaceta Editor and Publisher Discusses Trump’s Cuba Travel Restrictions

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 06/05/19 in the drop down menu https://www.wmnf.org/events/radioactivity/ Intro: Good morning- welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. The Trump administration is banning cruises to Cuba under new restrictions on...
Florida State House District 68 candidates

Three Florida House District 68 candidates face off

There are two Democrats and one Republican running for the Florida House seat being vacated by St. Petersburg Democrat Dwight Dudley; WMNF spoke with all three of them Wednesday morning about whether they agree with the...

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