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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., November 14, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Virus research at USF The US Department of Agriculture is funding research at the University of South Florida to investigate viruses like the one that causes COVID-19. The 3 million dollar grant will allow researchers...
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Florida Senate passes bill for Hurricane Idalia aid and funding for My Safe Florida Home

The bill providing $176 million to the My Safe Florida Home program for matching grants up to $10,000 to help homeowners with weatherproofing.
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Florida Legislators approve providing appropriate funding for the ‘Safe Florida Home’ program

The Florida House voted 110-0 to approve a bill to cover 17,000 already-submitted applications to the My Safe Florida Home program.
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Florida House passes expansion to restrictions on state investments on businesses with ties to Iran

The Florida House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would expand restrictions on state investments in businesses with ties to Iran.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Mon., November 6, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Police presence in Ybor City 100 officers were patrolling in their vehicles, on foot, by bike, and on horseback in Ybor over the weekend. Two sixteen-year-olds were arrested for felonies. Police made nine other felony...
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Florida lawmakers start special session

The Florida Senate and House on Monday began a special legislative session to address a series of issues.

Florida special session will consider bills to bolster security amid a rise in anti-Semitism

Florida lawmakers plan to steer $25 million to Jewish day schools and preschools and another $10 million to nonprofit organizations.
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Florida special session includes bills for home improvements and hurricane aid

One Florida special session bill provide money to ease a backlog of residents seeking to lower insurance premiums by improving their homes.
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School voucher expansion bills set for Florida special session

The Florida House and Senate released proposals that could lead to more students receiving school vouchers.
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Florida House sets its special session to start Monday

The Florida House will gather at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6., for a brief meeting to open a special legislative session.

Florida lawmakers will consider more funding for school vouchers in special session

Florida lawmakers are gearing up to provide additional funding to a part of the state's school voucher program.
Anna Eskamani on WMNF's Tuesday Cafe

Florida Rep. Anna Eskamani (D-Orlando) calls the special legislative session on Iran “performance”

On WMNF’s Tuesday Café, State Representative Anna Eskamani called the Florida special session more politics and performance by the governor.

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