Capital Report http://news.wfsu.org en Capital Report: 04-22-2014 http://news.wfsu.org/post/capital-report-04-22-2014 <p>A proposal to expand the state’s so-called school voucher program has been revived in the Senate. The move comes in the waning weeks of the legislative session but as Lynn Hatter the new, Senate version of the expansion doesn’t quite match with what the House wants.</p><p>The Florida Senate’s pension reform proposal is now heading to the floor, after it passed its last committee Tuesday. But, as Sascha Cordner reports, tension surrounding the pension issue is mounting as those opposed say they’re tired of legislature’s continual attacks on state workers.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:23:14 +0000 wfsunews 49427 at http://news.wfsu.org Capital Report: 04-21-2014 http://news.wfsu.org/post/capital-report-04-21-2014 <p>The Florida House has unveiled its proposal to overhaul the state’s troubled child welfare agency. Lynn Hatter reports it’s a continuation of efforts by lawmakers to&nbsp; revamp the agency&nbsp; after a Miami Herald Investigation revealed more than three-dozen children who had previous contact with the department, died.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:03:37 +0000 wfsunews 49365 at http://news.wfsu.org Capital Report: 04-18-2014 http://news.wfsu.org/post/capital-report-04-18-2014 <p>A proposal to give the children of undocumented immigrants in-state tuition is on life support after a powerful committee chairman says he won’t hear the bill. Lynn Hatter reports the move has angered backers, and protests are being planned for the upcoming week.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:27:10 +0000 wfsunews 49242 at http://news.wfsu.org Capital Report: 04-17-2014 http://news.wfsu.org/post/capital-report-04-17-2014 <p>There are three branches of government: legislative, judicial and executive. In recent years, battles have emerged, pitting Florida’s executive and legislative branches, against the judiciary. Many of those battles have to do with policy, but some have to do with funding. Now, as Lynn Hatter reports, some state lawmakers are calling for more money for the courts—primarily for the people who work in them.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:19:42 +0000 wfsunews 49184 at http://news.wfsu.org Capital Report: 04-16-2014 http://news.wfsu.org/post/capital-report-04-16-2014 <p>Florida’s counties say the state owes them money. They claim they’ve been overcharged for helping pay the cost of juveniles in detention centers. Lynn Hatter reports the two sides appear close to reaching a deal on how to split the costs going forward—but a conflict is brewing over whether the state should have to reimburse the counties for past expenses.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:19:26 +0000 wfsunews 49125 at http://news.wfsu.org