Voter Registration

House Reps propose bill sidestepping DeSantis’s $350 million federal funds veto

In June, Governor Ron DeSantis rejected around $350 million in energy efficiency incentives. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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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.
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The Pinellas Legislative Delegation supports a revamp of PSTA; what would it mean for local transit?

A Republican Florida representative has proposed a bill that would change how Pinellas County’s transit organization is governed.
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Florida GOP Chair Christian Ziegler, husband of Moms For Liberty cofounder, accused of sexual battery by alleged menage a trois lover

Christian Ziegler, Florida’s GOP chairman and husband of Sarasota County School Board member and Moms of Liberty co-founder Bridget Ziegler, is under criminal investigation after...
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Christian Ziegler

A decade after Rick Scott refused $1.25 billion from feds, a Florida lawmaker proposes $50 million for private passenger rail between Tampa and Orlando

Florida lawmakers are championing hundreds of projects including $50 million for Brightline to extend rail from Orlando to Tampa.
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Here comes the Sun: Talking pro women’s soccer in Tampa Bay

The new professional women’s soccer team has a name - Tampa Bay Sun FC-will kick off its inaugural season in August 2024.
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Voting rights groups press on with their challenge to Florida’s voter registration handwritten signature requirement they say violates the Civil Rights Act

The appeal comes after a federal judge rejected a lawsuit challenging a Florida requirement for “wet” signatures on voter registration forms.
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GOP voter registration edge in Florida nears 600,000

As of Aug. 31, 2023, Florida had 5,206,774 registered Republicans, 4,617,844 registered Democrats and 3,785,907 NPA.
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GOP voter registration edge in Florida tops 568,000

The Republican Party of Florida continued to expand its lead in registered voters; 5,2 million to 4.6 for the Florida Democratic Party.
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ACLU celebrates the July decision by a federal judge blocking parts of a new Florida elections law

A judge recently blocked parts of a new Florida law that made it more difficult for community-based organizations to register people to vote.
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Judge blocks parts of Florida’s new elections law

A federal judge Monday blocked parts of a new Florida elections law challenged by voter-registration groups.
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Judge weighs changes to voter registration in Florida

Voter registration groups urged a federal judge to block parts of a new law on Florida voter registration, arguing it is discriminatory.
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The 2023 Florida legislative session summarized: Here are 10 big issues that passed

In the 2023 Florida Legislative session, the Republican-controlled House & Senate passed bills that were priorities of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

State Senate passes controversial Florida elections changes

The Florida Senate approved a sweeping elections bill aimed at continuing Republican leaders’ efforts to crack down on voter-registration groups.
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Florida lawmakers refuel fight over elections laws

The Florida House is moving forward to make wide-ranging elections law changes like additional restrictions on voter registration groups.
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Florida Senate advances a bill to further restrict voter registration groups

Republican lawmakers began advancing a sweeping Florida elections package that would impose further restrictions on voter-registration groups.
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Voting rights groups ask for more time to register after site crash

After Florida’s voter registration site crashed during Monday’s deadline to register for the November election, Governor Ron DeSantis gave voters until 7 p.m. Tuesday to register in person or online. But voting rights activists said...
Election Day 2018 Tampa, Florida

It’s National Voter Registration Day – You registered?

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day – Are you registered? The Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections, Craig Latimer, says even if you are, today is also a day to encourage others to register. “National Voter...

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