Shawn Mulcahy

Intern

Shawn Mulcahy is a junior at Florida State University pursuing a degree in public relations and political science. Before interning at WFSU, he worked as an Account Coordinator at RB Oppenheim Associates and a contributing indie writer for the music blog EARMILK. After graduation, he plans to work in journalism or government communications. He enjoys coffee, reading, and music.

Shawn Mulcahy / WFSU

In the wake of recent fatal railroad accidents, Florida lawmakers are looking to impose stricter regulations on high-speed rail. The bill is moving through the Senate.

Florida lawmakers are looking to ensure genetic tests won’t affect eligibility for insurance coverage. The House Health and Human Services Committee unanimously passed a measure preventing insurance companies from using genetic information when making policy decisions.

The State of Florida via myflorida.com / http://www.floridacapitol.myflorida.com/

A Florida Senate Committee passed a measure urging Congress to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, or DACA.

Shawn Mulcahy / WFSU-FM

Republicans Sen. Greg Steube (R-Sarasota) and Rep. Mike La Rosa (R-St. Cloud) are pushing back against local ordinances that regulate vacation rentals. The battle for home rule is heating up at the capitol.

Shawn Mulcahy / WFSU-FM

Democrats Rep. Shevrin Jones (D-West Park) and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum are speaking out against preemption policies. They’re pushing back against what they view as quote “the war on local communities.”

Chris Petley / Leon County Schools

Jennifer Powell has been named Leon County’s Teacher of the Year. 

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