Regan McCarthy

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Regan McCarthy is the Assignment Editor and Senior News Producer for WFSU News/ Florida Public Radio. Before coming to Tallahassee, Regan graduated with honors from Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She worked for several years for NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Ind., where she covered local and state government and produced feature and community stories. She has also worked for the London Business Matters Magazine and the Rochester Sentinel, a daily local newspaper. She is the recipient of six professional broadcast awards including first-place Best Radio Feature from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.  When she isn’t tracking leading newsmakers she spends her time knitting, reading, strolling through the woods and brunching at new restaurants.  Follow Regan McCarthy on Twitter: @Regan_McCarthy

Florida Governor Rick Scott has hammered out a gaming agreement with the Seminole Indian tribe. The deal includes new games for the tribe and more money for the state. 

  Florida A&M University Board of Trustees member, Rufus Montgomery resigned Thursday. Montgomery is the third member of the board to step down since September.  

Members of the Florida House Finance and Tax Committee are looking for ways to extend tax breaks for homeowners. But local governments are worried about how the changes could impact their bottom lines.

A bill that would amend the state’s constitution to give tax breaks to people who install renewable energy devices on their properties passed its first committee Tuesday with no complaints and no debate. The bill is sponsored by St. Petersburg Republican Senator Jeff Brandes

“Occasionally a proposal comes along that both the Baptists and the Bootleggers can agree on and this just happens to be one of those proposals,” Brandes says.

The Florida Cabinet got a lesson on the state’s Sunshine laws Tuesday. The two-hour lesson follows allegations Cabinet members and staff skirted Sunshine rules during the ouster of a former agency head.