Ron DeSantis

padlock and chains

FEA criticizes Florida for keeping a history standard touting the benefits of slavery

A standard says, “Instruction includes how slaves developed skills which, in some instances, could be applied for their personal benefit.”
Tampa Bay

The Florida Senate President and Secretary of State dispute that Tampa Bay districts are racially gerrymandered

Kathleen Passidomo's attorneys said, “The allegation that race was the predominant factor in the drawing of the challenged districts is denied.”
Limestone Creek Ranch, Hardee County, Florida

Florida purchases a conservation easement to preserve ranch land in Hardee County

The $2.837 million deal will preserve 470 acres at a cattle ranch on the Limestone Creek Ranch property.

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

Florida governor signs 9 bills, including one targeting the financial exploitation of seniors

A new Florida law allows banks to delay disbursing money if employees think seniors or “vulnerable” adults could be getting financially exploited.
death penalty protest

A new death penalty rule in Florida is a ‘game of chance’ that unconstitutionally “silences Black voices,” groups say

Groups argue that a change in Florida's death-penalty process unconstitutionally “silences Black voices.”
Everglades wetlands

Florida seeks a fast track for its wetlands permitting case

Florida has asked a court for “expedited” consideration of a legal battle about permitting authority for projects that affect wetlands.

Florida more than doubles the amount of vouchers for homeschooling

A Florida voucher program for home school students that began in the 2023-2024 school year is on pace to double in size — at least.

The Scoop: Tues. May 28th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

The new pregnancy website will contain no information about abortion. Meanwhile, elected state attorney Andrew Warren has been suspended.
migrants / immigration

A judge revisits his ruling that blocked part of a Florida immigration law

A federal judge Thursday appeared to have second thoughts about a preliminary injunction he issued blocking a Florida immigration law.

The Scoop: Thur. May 23th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Jude blocks Florida Law that its a felony to transport immigrants in Florida
migrants at the U.S. border, American flag, barbed wire

A judge blocks part of a Florida immigration law

A federal judge blocked a key part of a 2023 law championed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that cracked down on undocumented immigration.

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