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The Point, July 3, 2019: See The Net Worth Of Your Florida Legislators In New Financial Disclosure Filings

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Today’s top stories

• Tonight is WUFT’s Fanfares and Fireworks event at Flavet Field on the University of Florida campus. Hear a short history of the event, as well as what to expect this evening.

• The latest net worth and financial disclosure filings for your state legislators are available for viewing on a state website. (WUFT News)

• The Florida Consumer Sentiment Index has nearly returned to the level it was at toward the end of 2018. June’s 1.2% increase follows a 5.7% drop in May. (UF News)

• UF is further investigating the death of a PhD student in Benton Hall last month. Huixiang Chen died by suicide and had been pursuing a doctorate in computer engineering. (Gainesville Sun)

• The Tallahassee Democrat has a helpful database of Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) results for every county in the state.

• Gov. Ron DeSantis this week appointed dozens of people to panels that will help him choose the state’s future judges. (Florida Phoenix)

• County-based needle exchange programs are now legal in Florida, and Palm Beach is the first county to start one. (WLRN)

• The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation was unanimous in voting to revoke the Broward County Sheriff’s Office accreditation. (Miami Herald)

• Eighty or so protesters yesterday went to the state Capitol to protest immigration detention center camp conditions. “Whether they are for us or against us, we think they should at least be talking about it,” one said. (Tallahassee Democrat)

• NPR picked up the story of the South Florida couple who are now the reason why vegetable gardens on residential properties will be banned nowhere in Florida.

Corgi races exist in Tampa. A dog named Bandit made off with this year’s title. (WUSF)


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About Ethan Magoc

Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

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