The news you need to know
Here's a look at the week in news:
State of the State
Gov. Ron DeSantis delivered his State of the State address on Tuesday where he laid out the priorities of the 2022 legislative session and laid out his $99.7 billion budget. WUWF reporters have also been talking to state representatives about their hopes for the session. The latest is a conversation with Rep. Jayer Williamson who has announced he will not be seeking re-election.
Matt Gaetz and vaccine passports
Matt Gaetz has been vocal about vaccine passport mandates this week, first by sending an open letter to Gov. DeSantis about the 30A Songwriters Festival COVID protocols and then by introducing a bill banning Washington D.C.'s vaccine passport mandate.
Volunteer firefighters get a bonus
Santa Rosa County Commissioners unanimously approved on Thursday sending $1,000 to its 51 volunteer firefighters in the county.
Escambia School District seeking security officers
The call is going out from the Escambia County School District to those interested in becoming a campus security officer in the district’s 35 elementary schools. Kyle Kinser, the district’s protection services coordinator, says the district is looking for 40 to 50 security officers.
Across the nation
- The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the Biden administration's vaccine-or-test rule Thursday, declaring that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had exceeded its authority.
- The country is currently facing a blood crisis according to the American Red Cross.
In case you missed it
WUWF's monthly concert series RadioLive returned last Thursday. You can watch it on our YouTube channel if you missed it.