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Gov. DeSantis delivers ‘State of the State’ address on first day of legislative session

Listen: On January 9th, Governor Ron DeSantis delivered his State of the State address to the joint legislative session from the Florida House of Representatives chamber in Tallahassee. Governor DeSantis addressed the Republican-controlled legislature on...

St. Pete activists call for lawmakers “prioritize working people” ahead of 2024 legislative session

Listen: The Florida Legislative Session starts January 9th, and a coalition of Florida advocates and leaders spoke on the steps of St. Petersburg City Hall to demand lawmakers listen to the concerns of working Floridians....
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Fri., October 27, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Florida aids Israel Florida is aiding Israel under a directive by Gov. DeSantis by helping send drones, body armor, weapons, and ammo. While declaring unequivocal support for Israel’s right to self-defense, Florida Democratic Party Chair...
WMNF Daily news digest, called "The Scoop"

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Wednesday, May 10th, 2023

LISTEN: Immigrant neglect An investigation at the Baker County Detention Center in Northeast Florida found a dangerous pattern of medical neglect against immigrants. A letter from ACLU Florida is calling for change.  Bills on the...

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. 
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Legislature revives, passes trans girl sports ban prompting fierce backlash

Florida’s ban on transgender girls participating on girl’s teams died in the senate two weeks ago, but was revived and passed by both chambers late Wednesday as an amendment to a different bill. Members of...

Senate Democrats oust leader with 3 days left to Session

Florida Senate Democrats Wednesday voted to remove their leader in a stunning move with just three days left to the legislative session. Senate Democrats unanimously took a vote of no confidence in Senate Minority Leader...
Trump supporters suqare off with Black Lives Matter protesters

DeSantis wants corporations out of Florida politics, but civic groups say ramp up the pressure on voting, protest bills

Gov. Ron DeSantis is lambasting the growing number of major corporations pushing back on Republican-backed legislation. But civic groups want those corporations and more to ramp up the pressure and fight bills targeting voting rights...

Florida’s GOP-backed voting bills could disenfranchise millions of elderly and disabled Floridians, especially in minority communities

Supervisors of Elections and advocates for voting access said changes to existing laws could disenfranchise millions of elderly and disabled persons in Florida. Some of the greatest impacts would be felt in minority communities. LISTEN:...

‘Anti-educator’ bill clears Senate committee as hundreds of Florida teachers and school faculty testify against it

Hundreds of Florida teachers, some representing thousands of union faculty members, headed to Tallahassee Wednesday to protest a bill they call “anti-educator.” The bill cleared Wednesday’s Senate committee meeting anyway, but teachers are not giving...
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Floridians still struggle with unemployment system a year into COVID-19 pandemic

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources It’s been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic caused a spike in Florida’s unemployment numbers. And Floridians are still saying the State’s website is a mess...

Florida civic groups ask lawmakers in the Sunshine State to shed light on legislative process

A group of more than 30 civic organizations in Florida is calling on lawmakers in the Sunshine State to shed some light on the legislative process. Representatives from the groups held a Zoom conference Thursday....

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