Regan McCarthy

Senior Producer/Assignment Editor

Regan McCarthy is the Assignment Editor and Senior News Producer for WFSU News/ Florida Public Radio. Before coming to Tallahassee, Regan graduated with honors from Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She worked for several years for NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Ind., where she covered local and state government and produced feature and community stories. She has also worked for the London Business Matters Magazine and the Rochester Sentinel, a daily local newspaper. She is the recipient of six professional broadcast awards including first-place Best Radio Feature from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.  When she isn’t tracking leading newsmakers she spends her time knitting, reading, strolling through the woods and brunching at new restaurants.  Follow Regan McCarthy on Twitter: @Regan_McCarthy

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Regional Leaders signed off on a list of transportation priorities Tuesday.

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City of Tallahassee

A proposed medical marijuana ordinance in Tallahassee appears to be undergoing some changes. During a public hearing on the ordinance Wednesday Commissioner Nancy Miller suggested shortening the timeframe for a proposed moratorium on new dispensaries in the city.

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Regan McCarthy WFSU News

A panel of judges heard arguments Tuesday in a court case involving Mayor Andrew Gillum and other members of the city commission who voted against repealing a pair of local gun ordinances. The case may have larger implications surrounding what’s known as home rule.

American Planning Association

An appeals court judge Tuesday will consider whether a local rule prohibiting the use of guns in parks should stand. Florida law says local governments may not have stricter gun rules than the state. But Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum argues firearm regulation should be the purview of local governments.

politico.com

This story has been updated with comments from Mayor Andrew Gillum.

Mayor Andrew Gillum is facing a lawsuit after he and members of the 2014 city commission declined to repeal a local gun ordinance prohibiting the use of guns in local parks. The move came after the state passed legislation to preempt local rules, with the aim of creating uniform gun regulations in each county. Gillum says he feels the state overstepped its bounds.

AP

Florida lawmakers are facing a difficult budget year. But state’s Government Efficiency Task Force says it has a plan that could help the legislature find an extra two billion dollars. 

New Floor in Tallahssee Airport
Regan McCarthy WFSU News

The first phase of updates at the Tallahassee airport is complete just in time for holiday travel.

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On the heels of the 2016 presidential election lawmakers are reviewing what went well while looking toward some changes.

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Tallahassee’s airport will soon be offering new intra-state flights. City officials say Elite Airways will begin offering flights to Vero Beach and Sarasota.

Leon County Commission Website

Leon County Commissioners are putting a contract with a D.C. lobbying firm on hold. Commissioners are hesitant to commit to a specific firm with a presidential regime change looming.

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