Romy Ellenbogen, Tampa Bay Times

Romy Ellenbogen

Tampa Bay Times

Gainesville, FL, United States

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Past articles by Romy:

Despite DeSantis support, lawmakers exclude open carry from gun legislation

The permitless carry bill’s final stop was the same day as an advocacy day for Moms Demand Action, a gun safety organization → Read More

Bill banning abortion after 6 weeks filed in Florida Legislature

The legislation allows exceptions for rape or incest, but only up to 15 weeks and with “evidence” like a police report or other record. → Read More

DeSantis appoints well-connected Republicans to Reedy Creek board

With new legislation in place, the governor asserts control over the board instead of Walt Disney Co. → Read More

Florida seeks to reinstate law blocking state funding for Planned Parenthood

A federal judge previously blocked part of a 2016 abortion law. → Read More

Permitless carry bill speeds through process despite concern on both sides

Florida’s permitless carry bill has only one committee stop left in the Senate, and is now available for a full House vote. → Read More

DeSantis says bill banning TikTok on college, school campuses coming

The federal government and other states have prohibited the social media platform on their devices. → Read More

Florida Senate advances fentanyl bills that would increase penalties, OK test strips

Two separate bills will move on to their next committee stops. → Read More

DeSantis campaign wanted guns banned at election night event, city employee says

According to emails from a Tampa Convention Center employee, the campaign didn’t want the move attributed to them. → Read More

Florida to ban care for transgender youth — even in clinical trials

A state medical board on Friday removed an opportunity for minors to receive treatment in clinical trials. → Read More

Florida Senate permitless carry bill proposes expanding Parkland school safety moves

The bill would standardize school threat assessment and expand the guardian program to private schools. → Read More

Florida could soon have permitless carry. It’s not enough, some gun owners say.

At the bill’s first committee stop, gun safety advocates weren’t the only critics. → Read More

DeSantis proposes nearly $115 billion state budget, a record

Included in the proposal is more money for migrant relocations. → Read More

Florida bill would remove permit, training requirements for concealed gun carry

The Florida Sheriffs Association endorsed the move, while gun safety advocates quickly decried it. → Read More

DeSantis suggests allowing death penalty in Florida without a unanimous jury

If Florida allowed nonunanimous juries, it would be one of only two states in the nation to do so. → Read More

Florida employee alleges state ignored process to issue transgender Medicaid study

The email was included in court filings for an ongoing lawsuit challenging the exclusion of Medicaid coverage for gender dysphoria. → Read More

Medicaid coverage to end in April for nearly 1 million in Florida

As pandemic protections end, advocates warn a “looming tidal wave” of people will lose coverage. → Read More

DeSantis announces new head of Florida State Guard

The previous director of the State Guard died last year. → Read More

Inauguration day in Tallahassee: a speech, a toast, a gala and more

See images from the day of events for Ron DeSantis’ second inauguration as Florida governor. → Read More

9 charts that show how Florida has changed over 2022

When it comes to housing in Florida, one real estate agent says “it’s been a weird year.” → Read More

Florida medical marijuana rules for new businesses released after years of delay

The move could open up Florida’s medical marijuana industry to new applicants for the first time since 2015. → Read More