Capital Report http://news.wfsu.org en 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 Capital Report: 04-15-2014 http://news.wfsu.org/post/capital-report-04-15-2014 <p>During the past several years Governor Rick Scott has touted Florida as a refuge from “burdensome regulations’ and has made it a goal to get more businesses into the state. Florida’s unemployment rate has fallen below the national average during that time, but as Lynn Hatter reports, some groups argue the state continues to over-regulate businesses, and at least one group is targeting several industries they say, are primed for de-regulation.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:21:05 +0000 wfsunews 49064 at http://news.wfsu.org Capital Report: 04-14-2014 http://news.wfsu.org/post/capital-report-04-14-2014 <p>There are classic conflicts all over the place….between nations….between spouses….and between local and state governments.&nbsp; Every year Florida lawmakers come to Tallahassee and some of the bills they back would reduce the authority of cities and counties.&nbsp; At the same time, these local governments mount defensive strategies to stave off what they see as improper power grabs by state government.&nbsp; Lynn Hatter’s been following the latest tussle in Tallahassee..</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:17:49 +0000 wfsunews 49006 at http://news.wfsu.org