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Tennis champion Coco Gauff urges young Floridians to vote

Listen: U-S Open champion Coco Gauff recently called for young Americans, and especially Floridians, to get out and vote this election. Gauff spoke to the Associated Press last week ahead of the Paris Open “It...
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Governor Ron DeSantis to Sign New Education Bill Focused on Enhancing Education and Preventing Political Interference

The Hillsborough County School Board has approved putting the question before voters about a tax increase
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Hillsborough County School Board votes to let voters decide on a tax increase for education

The Hillsborough County School Board has approved putting the question before voters about a tax increase
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The Scoop: Tues. February 27, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Sarasota Police The Sarasota Police Department is actively investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred yesterday morning near the Ringling Museum. Measles in Polk County Measles confirmed in Polk County, first adult case in Florida this...
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The Scoop: Mon., February 26, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

  AAUP sanctions New College of Florida The American Association of University Professors has voted to sanction New College of Florida, citing substantial noncompliance with widely accepted standards of academic governance. DeSantis sends Floridians to...
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The Scoop: Mon., February 12, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Florida election law A federal judge closed the door on claims that key aspects of Florida’s 2021 elections law were unconstitutional, despite acknowledging concerns about targeting Black voters. The judgment stated that the plaintiffs failed...
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A federal judge ends the legal challenges to Florida’s 2021 elections law even though the legislature changed laws to “target” Black voters

A federal judge Thursday closed the door on allegations that key parts of Florida's 2021 elections law were unconstitutional.
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The Florida Senate president opposes changes to mail voting

Senate President Kathleen Passidomo on Tuesday voiced opposition Tuesday to a proposal that would scale back voting by mail.
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A Senate Republican files a bill to take away the right to cast a mail ballot for many Floridians

Sen. Blaise Ingoglia has filed a bill that could lead to potentially far-reaching changes in voting by mail in Florida.
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Plaintiffs fire back in felons’ voting case in Florida

Plaintiffs want to continue a lawsuit challenging how Florida is carrying out a constitutional amendment to restore felons’ voting rights.
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A court won’t rehear the fight over an elections law, handing a victory to Ron DeSantis and the Florida legislature

A full federal appeals court declined to take up a challenge to a Florida elections law that opponents contend discriminated against Black voters.
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The Scoop: Thurs., August 24, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Bathrooms at Florida colleges Florida education officials voted to approve a new rule requiring students and employees to use the bathroom corresponding to their sex assigned at birth. The rules apply to schools in the...

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