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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Thurs., November 16, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Students could lose scholarships Senate and House Republicans in Tallahassee filed identical bills yesterday that could allow financial penalties for state university and college students backing what they say are “foreign terrorist” groups, such as Hamas....
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Ben Albritton is formally tapped as next Florida Senate President

Sen. Ben Albritton says his priorities are Florida’s agriculture industry, water-quality issues and the foster-care system.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., October 10, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Desnatis criticizes Palestine support On Sunday, hundreds gathered in Tampa to show support for the people of Palestine. However, Governor DeSantis took to social media to call the demonstrations abhorrent.   Controversial textbook approved The...
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Florida Senate sets meetings for October 10 and 11

Gearing up for the 2024 legislative session, the Florida Senate has scheduled two days of committee meetings on October 10 & 11.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., August 22, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Veteran housing The Manatee County Commission is delaying moving forward with a project for veteran housing. Earlier this month, they heard the proposal to use county-owned property for affordable housing.   Prescribed burning Two prescribed...

Florida Senate passes a bill to fund historic African-American cemeteries

The Florida Senate passed a bill that funds efforts to protect cemeteries, sparked by a history of neglect of African-American cemeteries.

With days left in legislative session, House Dems plan to fight immigration, higher education bills

Florida’s legislative session is set to end this Friday. But House Democrats say there are still several bills they plan to fight before then. 

Senate bill clarifies presidential eligibility for serving public officials

Listen: A bill heard in the Senate will ensure that Governor DeSantis will be legally allowed to run for president if he chooses to. The bill ensures that a public official can run for President...
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Confirmation of New College Board of Trustees is advanced by Senate’s Postsecondary Education Committee

The Senate Postsecondary Education Committee advanced the confirmations of seven new members of New College of Florida’s Board of Trustees.

Senate committee delays vote on bill that would prevent local land-development referendums

A Florida Senate committee considered a bill on Wednesday that would prevent referendums on amendments to local land-development regulations.

Senate-approved bill will require universities to feature “opposing viewpoints” at campus events

A senate committee approved a proposal on Wednesday that would establish more requirements for university-sponsored speakers and events.
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Florida Senate President points to possible expansion of “Don’t Say Gay” education law

The Florida Senate President signaled support for a potential expansion of Florida’s “Parental Rights in Education” law.

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