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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Barbara Petersen

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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Christian Ziegler

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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Judge weighs the legality of a Florida law that overhauls Gainesville’s public utility

A circuit judge heard arguments in a challenge by the city of to a Florida law overhauling control of the Gainesville municipal utility.

Group seeks information on Florida school voucher expansion

A non-profit group calls for information from the Florida Department of Education about how many additional private schools are accepting vouchers after a massive expansion of voucher programs took effect in July.
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Florida Senate is ready to approve a change to make public schools send tax revenues to charter schools for construction

The Florida Senate could give final approval Thursday requiring school districts to share local property tax revenues with charter schools.

Florida House is set to approve requirement for public school districts to share tax revenue with charter schools

The Florida House could pass a measure that would require school districts to share local property-tax revenue with charter schools.
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Dennis Kucinich on how he stopped privatization of Cleveland’s municipal utilities

Former presidential candidate and former member of Congress Dennis Kucinich spoke with WMNF about his new book that explores utility privatization and how to stop it.
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Custodians rally against privatization at Hillsborough School Board

On Tuesday afternoon custodians from Hillsborough County Schools rallied outside the school district’s building in downtown Tampa. They were there during the School Board meeting because they’re upset about a proposal to let private companies...
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Labor activists will rally to oppose privatization of custodial work in Hillsborough Schools

The Hillsborough County Public School Board is studying the idea of turning over work that’s now done by unionized custodians to a private company instead. But activists who want to stop the privatization before the...
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Hillsborough Schools custodians fight privatization

Custodians in Hillsborough County Schools are fighting back against a proposal to privatize cleaning services. They are rallying Tuesday afternoon outside the school board meeting in downtown Tampa and speaking out during the meeting itself....

Why are Florida’s Public Schools Having Budget Problems?

Radioactivity Wednesday 8 30 17 Why are Florida’s Public Schools Having Budget Problems? Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Facing budget problems the Hillsborough School District is in the process of eliminating about...

Social Security advocate opposes Jeb Bush’s stance on retirement privitization

Advocate says no to Jeb Bush's stance on Social Security privatization

Columnist Paula Dockery and State Senator Greg Evers address issues facing the State Prison System

Columnist Paula Dockery and State Senator Greg Evers address issues facing the State Prison System

Baywalk protests continue after sidewalk privatization.

Last Friday night 20 people with St. Pete for Peace protested outside the Baywalk shopping center, opposing further privatization of sidewalks in downtown St. Pete. The decision by the St. Petersburg City Council to privatize...

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