Langston Taylor, Data Reporter/General Assignment Reporter

Langston Taylor

Data Reporter/General Assignment Reporter

I write words. Sometimes they're in code. I'm a Maryland native who first worked at the Times as a reporting intern in 2016. Now, my job is to dive into data to find news affecting Tampa Bay or all of Florida. That could mean following money or counting followers. I also build tools that make data and documents easier for our readers to understand. I'm on my phone too much, and you can @ me any time with story ideas or NBA highlight tapes.

I paid my dues: Tampa voters blast Amendment 4 bill requiring fees and restitution

Clifford Tyson posed for a portrait on May 20, 2019 at his home in Tampa, Florida. Tyson is a pastor and an advocate who has worked with people in prison. [MONICA HERNDON   |   Times]
Former felons called on Gov. DeSantis to veto the bill, which he plans to sign into law.

Amendment 4: New report shows whos out of prison and registering to vote
The Brennan Center analysis echoed Times findings on new voter demographics.

Florida Legislature 2019: What passed and what failed

The Florida Capitol looking east from the Florida Supreme Court. May, 1, 2019.[SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
Lawmakers passed about 10 percent of 1,861 bills that were filed.

Florida House: These were the 9 most-lobbied bills of the session

Lobbyists like smart phones. Here they are on the fourth floor rotunda of the Florida Capitol in the final stretch of the 2019 legislative session. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
Health care and insurance bills drew lots of lobbyists during the legislative session.

Endangered 3-year-old who needs medical treatment found in Kentucky

Authorities have found 3-year-old Joshua “Noah” McAdams, who was reported missing and endangered on Monday because his parents refused to seek medical care for their child, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Father Joshua McAdams, 28, left, and mother Taylor Bland-Ball, 22, right, failed to bring their son in for a ‘medically necessary’ procedure on April 22, deputies said, and refused to come to a follow-up medical appointment to obtain the ‘lifesaving medical care’ the child needs. Child protective investigators have acquired a court order to take the boy into custody, the agency said. The child and parents were found in Kentucky, and the parents may face charges of child neglect. [HCSO / Facebook]
Parents Joshua McAdams and Taylor Bland-Ball may face charges of child neglect.