The Scoop: Wed. May 29th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

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Hurricane preparedness with Sen. Rick Scott

WMNF’s Chris Young reports on Florida Senator Ricks Scott’s hurricane preparedness speech in St. Pete Beach Tuesday.

Pinellas emergency management

Casthie Perkins is the county’s director of emergency management and she stresses three main points that the public should do this season. One should know their household risk, make a plan, and stay informed.

Citizens insurance policies

Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corporation is the state’s largest carrier as private companies drop policies and raise rates due to financial problems.

Florida Voucher Program

The voucher program began last school year and is on track to double in size. This year, the maximum capacity is 60,000 vouchers.

DeSantis signs nine bills Tuesday

Margie Menzel reports some bills include a measure that will allow banks to delay disbursing money if employees think seniors or “vulnerable” adults could become financially exploited.

USF’s new research facility

University of South Florida Board of Trustees committee approves a seven-story research facility. The cost is estimated at over $200 million.

The Scoop: Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

The Scoop producer Leah Burdick

WMNF anchors Chris Young, Lisa Marzilli, Josh Holton, Seán Kinane
WMNF News Director Seán Kinane
WMNF reporters Chris Young, Lisa Marzilli, Josh Holton, Seán Kinane, Colleen Cole
Special thanks to Taylor Lovejoy and Corey Beltran.

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