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The Florida Legislature will consider AI issues that have “outpaced government regulation”

The Florida legislature will ponder defamation using artificial intelligence, AI in political advertising and the creation of a state council
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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.
Florida State Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-Pinellas)

Former Tampa Bay senator calls for accountability from DeSantis, state government

A former senator is calling for accountability in the veto process. This comes after DeSantis vetoed a bill that got bipartisan support.

New Florida law that shields identities of candidates for higher ed presidents is criticized

Leaders of a First Amendment group say a new Florida law shielding presidential candidates’ identities harms trust and academic freedom.
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Florida Policy Project founder Jeff Brandes discusses Trump-DeSantis, housing, criminal justice reform and more on WMNF Tampa

After a 12-year-run in the state legislature, former Republican State Senator Jeff Brandes, has launched the Florida Policy Project. The St. Petersburg native joined WMNF public affairs program “The Skinny” to discuss his new, “non-profit...
Jeff Brandes

Backroom Briefing: Former Sen. Jeff Brandes is back, launching a policy institute

Former Florida Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-Pinellas Park, has launched a non-profit institute looking for “better outcomes for Floridians.”
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After Hurricane Ian: Florida’s insurance system is in the crosshairs

Outgoing State Sen. Jeff Brandes thinks Hurricane Ian will shake the already-fragile property insurance market in Florida.

MidPoint: Sen. Jeff Brandes On Florida Politics & Policies

Libertarian Sen. Jeff Brandes, the most interesting Republican in Florida politics, is leaving the Florida Senate due to term limits. He joined us to discuss his passion for policy over politics, and his post-office plans...
Florida State Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-Pinellas)

Jeff Brandes is Florida’s wealthiest State Senator according to the Florida Commission on Ethics

Sen. Jeff Brandes is the wealthiest Florida State Senator with $33 in net worth, according to filings with the Florida Commission on Ethics.

St. Pete housing committee concerned about proposed housing bill

St. Petersburg’s housing, land use and transportation committee met to discuss affordable housing on Thursday. Affordable Housing Committee Chair Scott McDonald presented information to St. Pete council members on how affordable and workforce housing is...

Legislature did little on criminal justice reform in 2021

In the 2021 legislative session dozens of bills were introduced that would have done everything from shortening the sentences of inmates with good behavior to creating a registry of police misconduct.  But barely anything passed....

Floridians gather to protest senate bill exempting felons and workers under 21 from $15 minimum wage

Floridians gathered outside the St. Petersburg Office of State Sen. Jeff Brandes Tuesday to protest legislation that would exempt felons and workers under 21 from getting a $15 minimum wage. Opponents of the bill say...

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