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Gov. DeSantis vetos net metering bill; State Sen. Annette Taddeo; Jacksonville’s bicentennial; local sports

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Solar panels are installed at a floating photovoltaic plant on a lake in Haltern, Germany, on April 1, 2022.

It’s seen as a big win for the rooftop-solar industry and environmental groups.

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed a controversial bill that would have made major changes in the state’s rules for rooftop solar energy.

In effect, the veto means it should likely be easier for more people to have access to rooftop solar and overall efforts to boost renewable energy. Environmental groups and the rooftop solar industry are calling the veto a win for Floridians.

Guest: Heaven Campbell is Florida director with Solar United Neighbors.

State Sen. Annette Taddeo

State Sen. Annette Taddeo campaigned this weekend in Jacksonville. Taddeo is a Democratic candidate for governor, in a crowded field that also includes Charlie Crist and Nikki Fried.

If elected she’d be the first Latina governor of the state and says long odds haven’t prevented her victory at the polls in the past.

Guest: Annette Taddeo, state senator and gubernatorial candidate.

Jacksonville’s bicentennial

Preparations are underway for Jacksonville’s bicentennial this summer.

Guest: Alan Bliss, executive director, Jacksonville Historical Society.

Local Sports

WJCT Sports Analyst Josh Torres joined us with his takes on the Jaguars’ draft picks.

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