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Sarasota higher ed leaders discuss diversity amid Florida crackdown

Listen: Leaders at several colleges in Manatee and Sarasota Counties spoke at a nonpartisan political forum on Thursday. An otherwise non-controversial discussion got interesting when the question of diversity came up. Leaders at New College,...
Mayors Nathan Kilton, Jane Castor, and Andy Ross at the Cuban Club, 8/18/23 (Credit: Kimberly DeFalco)

Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace Mayors speak on local issues, preemption

Mayors of Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace joined a panel in Tampa. They want less intrusion on local issues from state lawmakers.

Law experts have conflicting thoughts on new Florida tort reform

Listen: In March, Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 837, a law overhauling Florida’s litigation landscape. A panel of law experts spoke to a civic group in Tampa about the law. The law is referred to...

District 64 candidates Harrington and Koster face voter questions in Tiger Bay forum

The candidates for Florida House District 64 met in a virtual candidate forum Friday. They fielded questions ranging from Medicaid expansion to budget priorities in what is one of the more unique races for the...
Sheldon Upthegrove (left), Joe Redner and Bob Buesing

Dana Young’s no-show at debate a source of frustration

Tampa-area Democrats and two independent candidates for a State Senate seat continue to criticize the Republican in the race for being a no-show; Republican state Representative Dana Young skipped a Tiger Bay Club of Tampa...
Hillsborough County State Attorney candidates Mark Ober Andrew Warren

Hillsborough County State Attorney debate: Ober vs. Warren

We look in detail at another election race: Republican Hillsborough County State Attorney Mark Ober is facing a challenge from former federal prosecutor Andrew Warren, a Democrat. We hear parts of a debate from earlier this month...
Pinellas County School Board candidates

Pinellas School Board candidates forum

Several public schools in South St. Petersburg have been labeled “Failure Factories” by the Tampa Bay Times after an investigation found chronic low performance among the worst in the state; at a forum in St....

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