Rick Scott

Total Eclipse: The agents of disinformation

NASA: Tampa Bay saw about 60% coverage of the sun during the Total Eclipse 2024. Celestial events have the tendency to bring people together and fuels interest in science and truth. Today we stop to...
railroad tracks train

Bill in Florida Legislature would set aside I-4 land for Brightline passenger rail between Tampa and Orlando

Public land would have to be set aside along Interstate 4 so private passenger rail service could be extended between Orlando and Tampa.
Barbara Petersen

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.
Rick Scott

Rick Scott endorses Donald Trump over Ron DeSantis

Sen. Scott endorsed former President Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primary, turning aside the bid of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell has a clearer path to challenge Sen. Rick Scott after Phil Ehr exits the race to run for U.S. House instead

Democrat Phil Ehr said he is leaving the 2024 race for a U.S. Senate seat and will run against U.S. Rep. Carlos Gimenez, R-FL.
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell launches a challenge to U.S. Senator Rick Scott

Former U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-Florida) is challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Scott in 2024.
migrants at the U.S. border, American flag, barbed wire

Backroom Briefing: Eyeing Florida’s immigration law

Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson says a new Florida immigration law could bring “unintended consequences” to construction & tourism.
WMNF Daily news digest, called "The Scoop"

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Thursday, April 13th, 2023

Florida execution Louis Bernard Gaskin became the 101st person executed in the state of Florida last night after being sentenced to death for the murder of a north Florida couple in 1989. “Floridians for Alternatives...
Rick Scott in Tampa; 2018 election

Rick Scott launches a bid for Senate GOP leader

U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), said he will seek to become Senate Republican leader, challenging leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

Mitch McConnell publicly disavows proposal by Rick Scott to raise taxes

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is in a public dispute with Florida Senator Rick Scott. The two disagree about raising taxes.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio on Election 2020

Florida’s U.S. Senators contribute to false claims election results shouldn’t be trusted

On Tuesday, both of Florida’s Republican U.S. Senators released statements seeming to sow seeds of doubt on the recent general election. Independent observers confirmed that the elections were free and fair and that Joe Biden...

Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) says Amy Coney Barrett should be confirmed quickly, despite 2016 precedent

On Saturday, President Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday morning, U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) said she should be confirmed quickly. Scott spoke on a conference call with...

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