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The Scoop: Thu., February 22, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Gun bills ready for a vote Florida House Judiciary Committee, controlled by Republicans, voted to approve a bill yesterday that would lower the minimum age from 21 to 18 for the purchase of rifles and...

The Scoop: Wed., February 7, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Flag Bill A bill would prohibit government buildings from flying flags that represent a “political viewpoint” including any “politically partisan, racial, sexual orientation and gender, or political ideology viewpoint.” Hernando book bans The Hernando County...

The Scoop: Fri., February 2, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

House passes bill loosening child labor laws A bill that will allow 16 and 17-year-olds to work longer and later hours has passed in the Florida House. Rep. Anna Eskamani questioned whether the bill was...

The Scoop: Thu., February 1st, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Historic monuments The Florida House and Senate are proceeding with a controversial proposal preventing local governments from being able to remove or destroy a number of historic monuments and markers. Bill sponsor, Republican Dean Black,...

Democratic elected officials sound alarm on Florida’s ‘weak’ gun laws

Listen: This week is National Gun Violence Survivors Week. Elected officials met with loved ones of victims of gun violence to discuss Florida’s increasingly weak gun laws. Jonny Johnson started the non-profit Rise Up for...
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The Scoop: Thurs., August 31, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Idalia’s wake Assessment and cleanup are continuing today in north Florida and across the Bay area following Hurricane Idalia. Hours after Idalia struck Florida’s Big Bend area yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis suggested that residents would...
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What is the role of gun laws in the hate-fueled Jacksonville shooting?

The gun safety group Giffords is making the link between easy access to guns and violent hate crimes like the one in Jacksonville.

Janet Cruz and Dana Young clash on gun laws, education

There were moments of agreement interspersed between tense verbal clashes when two candidates running for a hotly competitive Hillsborough County state Senate race met at Tampa Tiger Bay Club Friday afternoon; Democrat Janet Cruz and...
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Gun safety groups ask Sarasota City Commission to take action on gun violence

In 2011 the Florida Legislature passed a bill that was signed into law by Governor Rick Scott that penalized local governments and elected officials that tried to pass gun safety rules that are stricter than...
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Debate on Florida gun laws and bills

Every year the Florida Legislature considers several gun bills; to explore the state’s gun laws in depth, the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club held a forum Wednesday afternoon in St. Petersburg. A University of Virginia graduate...

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