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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Abhlshek Jacob

If a pastor declines to conduct a couple’s wedding ceremony due to religious beliefs, is the pastor protected? One Florida lawmaker says while the First Amendment offers freedom of religion, it doesn’t hurt to codify that.

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When an impasse between the Florida House and Senate shut the last regular legislative session down early, a number of bills fell through the cracks. Now lawmakers are working to breathe life into those forgotten measures in time for the next session.

Nick Evans

A bill to help people with disabilities get government jobs passed its first committee of the coming legislative session Tuesday.  Sen. Jeremy Ring (D-Margate) introduced the committee bill.

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Florida Senate / Florida Senate

Lawmakers want to keep state and local government agencies from conducting business with companies  boycotting Israel.  

Jeff Kubina

After a Tallahassee Appeals Court reversed its decision and ruled legislative approval is needed for pari-mutuels to operate slot machines, a track in Gretna is hoping the state Supreme Court will take the case.

Attorney Marc Dunbar with the firm Jones Walker, is representing Creek Entertainment in Gretna. He says the question is really a state-wide issue, with several pari-mutuels other than North Florida's involved.