May 13, 2022
A state judge has thrown out most of Governor Ron DeSantis’ congressional map after several civil rights groups and voters asked the court to block it ahead of the November election. The ruling came earlier this week, and the state has filed an appeal. As Valerie Crowder reports, now plaintiffs are counting on an appeals court to uphold the lower court’s ruling…
Several school districts, including Leon, have finally reached deals on pay raises for their teachers for this year. Yet a handful are still trying to negotiate with their unions. The problem stems from how the state is implementing a goal to raise beginner teacher pay to $47,500. It’s a priority for Gov. Ron DeSantis. Lynn Hatter reports, in some districts, as beginner salaries rise, those new teachers are getting more than what those with decades of classroom experience are being paid—causing anger to spill out into public view.
For the fourth time, Governor Ron DeSantis will fill a vacancy on the Florida Supreme Court. Steve Bousquet reports on what's at stake and how it's all likely to play out.
A shortage of baby formula is causing a lot of stress for some Tampa Bay families. It's been going on around the country for months, and data shows the situation is only getting worse. Many stores are limiting how much formula a person can buy each day -- if there's product at all. Health News Florida's Stephanie Colombini talked to a Tampa parent about how she's coping and got some advice from a pediatrician.
President Joe Biden signed a relief package into law last year that made Obamacare tax credits bigger and made more people qualify for those based on their income. When you enroll in an Obamacare marketplace plan, you can have the credit paid to your insurance company to make that monthly plan cheaper. Or, you can get a credit back when you file your tax return for the year. Research from the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation suggests that if Congress lets these credits expire, lots of people will drop their coverage. WLRN’s Veronica Zaragovia spoke to the Foundation’s senior policy adviser Kathy Hempstead [HEMP-sted] about the impact of this in Florida.
Hurricane season starts in just over two weeks and it looks like we may again have another above average season. WLRN’s Jenny Staletovich sat down with National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham to talk about why forecasts have gotten better but getting the public to prepare is still harder
The U.S. Navy's change of command ceremony is a time-honored tradition WLRN's Nancy Klingener [KLING-en-er] takes us to the handover that took place today [THURSDAY] at Naval Air Station Key West.