Nick Evans

Reporter/Producer

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University.  He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU.  While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter.  Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years.  He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan.  When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch
C-SPAN

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson won’t support Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch. 

Rep. Dane Eagle (R-Cape Coral)
Florida House of Representatives

A House panel faced stiff opposition as it passed a measure assigning heightened punishments to undocumented immigrants.

Equal Rights Amendment supporters marching on the Florida Capitol.
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This week Nevada's legislature ratified the Equal Rights Amendment.  It's been 40 years since the last state approved the provision and the move raises questions about Congress' 1982 deadline.  

Pensacola Beach
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Lawmakers seem to agree Florida’s coastline is a vital part of the state’s economy.  But one Senate panel highlights the lack of agreement on how to protect it.

Nick Evans

House Speaker Richard Corcoran is doubling down on tough talk about Orange County State Attorney Aramis Ayala.  Corcoran says her blanket decision not to seek the death penalty crosses a line and he urges Florida Governor Rick Scott to suspend the prosecutor.

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Senators spent Wednesday afternoon kicking the tires on a medical marijuana proposal backed by Fleming Island Republican Rob Bradley.

Rep. Mike LaRosa (St. Cloud)
Florida House of Representatives

The Department of Economic Opportunity believes it needs access to the state driver’s license database to stop reemployment assistance fraud.  House lawmakers are one step closer to giving the agency what it wants.

Sen. Anitere Flores (R-Miami)
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A decades old subsidy for the insurance industry is shedding light on differing approaches for cutting taxes in the state.  A Senate panel approved a plan to plow the money into reducing a business rent tax.

Gov. Rick Scott
Nick Evans

Orange County State Attorney Aramis Ayala believes Florida Governor Rick Scott overstepped his authority in pulling her from the Markeith Loyd murder trial.  But Scott defends his decision to replace Ayala with fifth district state attorney Brad King.

US Fish and Wildlife Service

This week lawmakers begin untangling their ideas for medical cannabis.  State senators have proposed five different measures.

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