Capital Report http://news.wfsu.org en Capital Report: 08-29-2014 http://news.wfsu.org/post/capital-report-08-29-2014 <p>This week a state teachers union, school board association and other groups filed a lawsuit over Florida’s tax credit scholarship program. The program has been in place for nearly a decade, but as Lynn Hatter reports, the groups say the state has gone too far with it.</p><p>This week’s Florida primary election attracted lower turnout than the midterm primary did in 2010. Jessica Palombo takes a look at factors keeping people away from the polls, what some counties did to buck the trend —and why Democrats might need to worry heading into November.</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:16:25 +0000 wfsunews 55966 at http://news.wfsu.org Capital Report: 08-22-2014 http://news.wfsu.org/post/capital-report-08-22-2014 <p>Here’s the latest on a story we’ve been following for many weeks. Lawmakers, lawyers and the League of Women voters converged on a Leon County Courtroom this week to argue the merits of Florida’s newly revised congressional districts.&nbsp; Nick Evans reports parties to the case did not see eye to eye in testimony leading up to the judge’s decision.</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:01:18 +0000 wfsunews 55639 at http://news.wfsu.org Capital Report: 08-15-2014 http://news.wfsu.org/post/capital-report-08-15-2014 <p>The Florida Department of Health is sticking with a plan to award marijuana licenses to growers through a lottery system. Lynn Hatter reports the department issued its final draft for the proposed rule this week as critics maintain the lottery is unfair. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:22:47 +0000 wfsunews 55329 at http://news.wfsu.org Capital Report: 08-08-2014 http://news.wfsu.org/post/capital-report-08-08-2014 <p>Florida offers public funds to help state-wide candidates pay for their campaigns and Regan McCarthy reports while some have chosen to accept that money others have turned it down citing either personal qualms or a desire to raise more than the public funding caps would allow.</p><p>Florida insurance officials expect the cost of health insurance plans sold on a federal exchange to increase by an average of 13-percent next year. But not everyone agrees price hikes will be that steep.&nbsp; As Lynn Hatter reports, critics are questioning the state’s methods for calculating the increases.</p> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 22:19:31 +0000 wfsunews 54997 at http://news.wfsu.org Capital Report: 08-01-2014 http://news.wfsu.org/post/capital-report-08-01-2014 <p>Today [on Friday], the Florida Department of Health held its second public hearing to help shape proposed medical marijuana rules. With one strain of the drug already legalized, regulators are building the framework for growing and distributing it. As Jessica Palombo reports, the rulemaking is drawing the attention of a host of entrepreneurs who expect a more expansive medical marijuana amendment to pass in November.</p> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:37:55 +0000 wfsunews 54741 at http://news.wfsu.org