Capital Report: 01-05-2018

Jan 5, 2018

The Trump administration says it plans to open most U.S. waters to offshore oil drilling, and as Lynn Hatter reports that’s raising bipartisan hackles in Florida.

Florida’s Speaker of the House is promising to pass a bill restricting sanctuary policies in the first week of this year’s legislative session.  Kate Payne reports that’s despite arguments the plan is unconstitutional.

As we’ve already noted, this year’s legislative session kicks off this coming Tuesday, and several proposals that could set aside money to buy and preserve what’s left of Florida’s natural lands are gaining ground in Tallahassee.  Some environmentalists say the reason may not be a sudden concern for the environment, but because it’s an election year.  We get that report from Steve Newborn from member station WUSF in Tampa.

As part of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, law enforcement officials and other stakeholders are coming together to make sure Floridians know what to look for to help combat the modern day slavery practice. Sascha Cordner reports.

Law enforcement officials are reminding citizens to slow down and move over into the next lane when they approach emergency vehicles on the road. Regan McCarthy reports January is move over month.