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Gov. DeSantis suspends state prosecutor; RAISE Grant; Wayne Clark; THRIVE! Breakfast; local sports

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, right, and Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren in Tampa after DeSantis suspended Warren. Warren vowed to fight his suspension over his promise not to enforce the state's 15-week abortion ban and support for gender transition treatments for minors.

Florida prosecutor Andrew Warren is suing Gov. Ron DeSantis for removing him from office.

DeSantis said the decision was made after Warren pledged not to prosecute people for violating abortion restrictions or seeking gender-affirming care for minors.

Warren sued in U.S. District Court, claiming that the governor violated his First Amendment right to freedom of speech and that removing him from office overturned an election. He maintains that while he spoke in favor of abortion rights and gender-affirming medical care, he has not taken any action. Warren’s office has no cases pending.

Guest: Andrew Warren, suspended state attorney.

RAISE Grant

The US Department of Transportation announced the latest round of RAISE grant awards late last week.

Smart St. Augustine was awarded $12.2 million in federal funds to put toward a project that will enable St. Augustine to become a benchmark smart city, elevating Florida as a center of technological advancement.

Guests:

Wayne Clark

There are five candidates running for Duval County sheriff. Early voting ended over the weekend, and election day is Tuesdsay. We spoke with Wayne Clark about his campaign.

Guest: Wayne Clark, Jacksonville sheriff candidate.

THRIVE! Breakfast

The Women’s Center of Jacksonville is hosting its annual THRIVE! Breakfast tomorrow at the Florida Blue Conference Center. Stories of spirit, strength and resilience will be shared.

Guests:

  • Michelle Gilliam, THRIVE! Breakfast moderator.
  • Michele Haynes, client, Women’s Center of Jacksonville Bosom Buddies.

Local sports

WJCT Sports Analyst Josh Torres joined us with updates on the Jaguars’ preseason game against the Steelers.

Guest: Josh Torres, WJCT sports analyst.

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Florida Roundup Associate Producer Katherine Hobbs can be reached at khobbs@wjct.org or on Twitter at @KatherineGHobbs.