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Kirby Wilson - Tallahassee Correspondent

Tallahassee Correspondent

Aside from four years at Duke University, where I double-majored in English and basketball yelling, I’ve lived all my life in Florida. As a reporter, I’m interested in how the decisions of people in power affect everyday Floridians, and in building community around storytelling. I joined the Times in September 2017, and I spent my first year on the politics team covering the 2018 governor’s race. When I’m not in the office, I like to travel, sing show tunes and dream about playing for the Boston Red Sox.

  1. Rep. Ramon Alexander, D-Tallahassee, will not seek reelection in 2022.
  2. U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, left, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and state Sen. Annette Taddeo are running for Florida governor.
  3. As an organization, UndocUnited strive to provide resources to their undocumented population, whether that be through funds, events or support.
  4. A crowd of people gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Monday night. A draft opinion circulated among Supreme Court justices suggests that earlier this year a majority of them had thrown support behind overturning the 1973 case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a report published Monday night in Politico. It's unclear if the draft represents the court's final word on the matter.
  5. Un grupo llamado Florida Carry se reunió bajo el lema "Educación, no intimidación, porte de armas".
  6. Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks moments before signing the Parental Rights in Education bill during a news conference on Monday, March 28, 2022, at Classical Preparatory school in Shady Hills.
  7. Then-Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees speaks during a February news conference regarding the coronavirus. Rivkees stepped down from his post as surgeon general and was replaced by Joseph Ladapo.
  8. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 524, which establishes the 25-person Office of Election Crimes and Security, into law on Monday.
  9. Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando (blue suit, in back) yells his objection as Republicans in the House of Representatives applaud after Senate Bill 4C Independent Special Districts, which affects Disney, passes Thursday, April 21, 2022 at the Capitol in Tallahassee.
  10. Rep. Tray McCurdy, D-Orlando, and Rep. Angie Nixon, D-Jacksonville, sit on the Florida Seal in protest as debate stops on Senate Bill 2-C: Establishing the Congressional Districts of the State in the House of Representatives Thursday, April 21, 2022, at the Capitol in Tallahassee.
  11. If the Republican-controlled Legislature passes a proposal drafted this week, Disney's Reedy Creek Improvement District would be dissolved on June 1, 2023. Disney, which employs more than 77,000 people in the state, would have the opportunity to negotiate with lawmakers about what the district might look like before that deadline.
  12. Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried during the Governor’s Luncheon on the opening day of the Florida State Fair at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022.
  13. Gov. Ron DeSantis prepares to sign the Parental Rights in Education bill during a news conference on March 28 at Classical Preparatory school in Spring Hill. DeSantis announced Monday that the Legislature will be called back for a special session in May to address the state’s property insurance system. It will be the second special session he has called this year. Lawmakers are meeting this week in Tallahassee to agree on a congressional redistricting map.
  14. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs a 15-week abortion ban into law in Kissimmee on Thursday. The move comes amid a growing conservative push to restrict abortion ahead of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could limit access to the procedure nationwide.
  15. Gov. Ron Desantis takes questions from reporters during a news conference on Monday, April 11, in Tampa. On Tuesday, he signed a bill that expands payments for relatives and nonrelatives who have children placed with them in out-of-home care.
  16. Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to the media as he visited the drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site at On Top of the World in Ocala in March 2021.
  17. UF's hiring of Joseph Ladapo, whom Gov. Ron DeSantis picked last year to be the state’s surgeon general, did not adequately involve the input of faculty normally charged with reviewing a candidate’s application for tenure, the report found.
  18. Gov. Ron DeSantis prepares to sign the Parental Rights in Education bill during a news conference on Monday, March 28, 2022, at Classical Preparatory School in Spring Hill.
  19. Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks moments before signing the Parental Rights in Education bill during a news conference on Monday, March 28, 2022, at Classical Preparatory School in Spring Hill.
  20. Mar. 28• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs the Parental Rights in Education bill at Classical Preparatory School in Spring Hill on Monday.
  21. University of Pennsylvania transgender athlete Lia Thomas competes in the 200 freestyle finals at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. In the 500-yard women’s freestyle event, Thomas defeated Emma Weyant, a native of Sarasota.
  22. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference alongside, from left, Rep. Tom Fabricio, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Simone Marstiller and Broward County Mayor Michael Udine on Jan. 3 at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.
  23. A rendering shows the proposed H. Lee Moffitt Life Sciences Park in Pasco County.
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