Rick Scott

Donald Trump

Floridians react to the Trump guilty verdict: outrage and praise

Florida Republicans attacked the conviction of former President Trump, while Democrats said the verdict showed nobody is above the law.

The Scoop: Wed. May 29th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Hurricane season starts Saturday. Senator Rick Scott stresses preparedness yesterday in St. Pete

Senator Rick Scott urges hurricane preparedness in St. Pete Beach

Hurricane Season starts this Saturday. Florida Senator Rick Scott visited St. Pete Beach Tuesday to urge residents to be prepared. 
Andrew Warren suspended by Ron DeSantis

DeSantis insists – but provides no data – that Hillsborough County is safer since he suspended the elected state attorney

Gov. Ron DeSantis contends Hillsborough County is a “safer” place after he suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren.

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...

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