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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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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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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Florida tax projections get a $2.77 billion bump

Economists added $2.77 billion to Florida’s general-revenue tax projections for the current fiscal year and next fiscal year.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Mon., August 14, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Dan May Island receives conservation funds Dan May Island is a 72-acre island on Florida’s west coast, north of Cedar Key, accessible only by boat or seaplane. Friday, the Department of Environmental Protection Acquisition and...
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New study calls Tampa one of the most expensive cities for renting

Tampa is one of the most expensive cities to rent in.  Listen: For an average renter in Tampa, about 24% of their income goes toward rent. A new analysis by Clever Real Estate finds Tampa...
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Miami & Tampa top nationwide housing price hikes

Miami and Tampa continued to top other metro areas nationally in home-price increases in March when compared to a year earlier.
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Florida second in nation for eviction and foreclosure moves

A rise in eviction and foreclosure-related moves have been happening over the past year. Florida is second in the United States with a shocking increase from 2021 to 2022. Data shows that Americans are facing...
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Miami, Tampa top home price increases

The Miami area had a 10.8 percent year-over-year home price increase, while the Tampa area was second-highest at 7.7 percent.

“A Life of Struggles” on Morning Energy

According to a CNN news report (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObFzQ-FUC5g) , in 2022 inflation is the number one economic crisis that plagues Americans. Inflation is also the highest that it has been in over 40 years and has driven up...

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