Romy Ellenbogen, Tampa Bay Times

Romy Ellenbogen

Tampa Bay Times

Gainesville, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Romy:

Elon Musk, Ron DeSantis partner to put satellites in areas struck by Hurricane Ian

DeSantis announced that Elon Musk, the SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO, has donated 120 Starlink satellites → Read More

Ian turned, Southwest Florida scrambled. Was there enough time to leave?

Some residents said evacuation orders came too late. Gov. Ron DeSantis said forecasts left few options. → Read More

DeSantis says it’s time to ‘hunker down’ ahead of Hurricane Ian

The governor said officials are preparing for the hurricane to potentially smash into Florida as a Category 5, → Read More

DeSantis issues emergency order as potential hurricane approaches Florida

The emergency order applies to 24 counties that could be impacted, based on projections of the Tropical Depression’s path. → Read More

Florida migrant flight money went to company tied to DeSantis adviser

Vertol Systems Company was paid $1.56 million by Florida for work it usually doesn’t do, but state officials are mum on why it got the job. → Read More

Tampa Bay got millions from legislators for local projects. Here’s what they are.

Some of the projects approved by the Legislature Friday were similar to those vetoed by Gov. Ron DeSantis. → Read More

In Florida’s purple 15th District, Democrat Alan Cohn sees opportunity

Despite political analysis that says the seat is likely to swing for a Republican, Cohn said the district is winnable for Democrats. → Read More

Florida arrested felons for election fraud. It also gave them voter IDs.

Advocates are urging those arrested to fight the charges. → Read More

Charlie Crist resigns from Congress as campaign for governor heats up

Democratic U.S. Rep. Crist has been representing Pinellas County in Congress since 2016. → Read More

At Republican rally in Tampa, DeSantis supports candidates up and down the ticket

The governor was joined by Sen. Marco Rubio and other Republican candidates as they look toward the general election. → Read More

DeSantis touted their arrest. But ex-felons say they weren’t told they couldn’t vote.

DeSantis said 20 people across the state were arrested for voter fraud. Those arrested worry what it’ll do to their livelihood. → Read More

Who’s funding the Democratic candidates for governor? Here are 4 takeaways.

Both Charlie Crist and Nikki Fried have vowed they’re for the people of Florida, not special interests. What does the money say? → Read More

Crist and Fried seize on Andrew Warren’s removal, call DeSantis a dictator

Both the Democratic candidates for governor came to Tampa to denounce DeSantis’ removal of twice-elected State Attorney Andrew Warren. → Read More

DeSantis names Renatha Francis to Florida Supreme Court (again)

Francis was nominated in 2020, but was deemed then to be unqualified. → Read More

When and why Florida governors have suspended elected officials

Gov. Ron DeSantis removed the Hillsborough State Attorney — what did his predecessors do? → Read More

Who is Susan Lopez, the DeSantis-appointed Hillsborough state attorney?

Meet Andrew Warren’s replacement. → Read More

Crist and Fried make their sell to Democratic voters in back-to-back TV specials

Both Democratic candidates for governor talked affordability, abortion, education and more in televised forums Wednesday. → Read More

Watch Crist, Fried talk Florida issues ahead of Democratic primary

The Tampa Bay Times and other news organizations are hosting a TV special with the top two Democratic candidates for governor. → Read More

New Florida maps could change who wins Pinellas’ typically moderate congressional seat

New boundaries have shifted Pinellas County’s 13th Congressional District to the right. → Read More

Judge will rule Tampa Bay congressional candidate Jerry Torres ineligible

But attorneys for Torres have already filed a stay of the ruling. → Read More