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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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bus rapid transit BRT St. Petersburg, Florida

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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A yellow and blue soccer team logo unveiling ceremony

FDLE fires Patricia Carpenter after argument over releasing public records of DeSantis travel

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement fired a deputy chief of staff days after she sought whistleblower protection and complained about alleged retaliation against an attorney who tangled with Gov. Ron DeSantis’ aides over releasing...
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Florida bill would create a public records exemption for photos and recordings of people dying by suicide

Certain family members could continue to have access to the photos, recordings and reports.
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Lawyers for Florida urge a court to uphold a ruling that “executive privilege” shields Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration from releasing records

The case has drawn attention from media organizations and open-government advocates.
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Groups take aim at DeSantis ‘executive privilege’ on releasing public records

State and national media organizations and open-government advocacy groups urged an appeals court to reject arguments that “executive privilege” shields Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration from releasing records.
Aerial photo of downtown Tallahassee, Florida and the State Capitol

Florida Senate approves a travel records exemption for the governor

The Florida Senate approved a controversial measure that would shield the travel records of the governor and other state leaders.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Florida DOT and a contractor face a records lawsuit on migrant flights

An open-government group has filed a lawsuit against FDOT & a contractor alleging they broke public-records laws re: migrant flights to Mass.
Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to Trump Rally attendees.

Group sues DeSantis over migrant flight records

A group filed a lawsuit seeking to force FL Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration to release records about migrant flights to Martha’s Vineyard.
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Sunshine Week and the erosion of Florida’s open public records laws

Sunshine Week and the erosion of Florida's open governments laws

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