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Thu January 26, 2012
Capital Report: 01-26-2012
A bill that several lawmakers say would end tuition discrimination in Florida could help one young man fulfill his goal. As Sascha Cordner reports, the bill’s sponsors are using that young man as an example to show that all residents, regardless of their background, should have the right to pay in-state tuition.
Florida’s state employees may not have received a raise in years, but the lowest-paid state workers could be in line for a new benefit. Tom Flanigan reports a Senate committee has voted to allow those employees to enroll their children in Florida’s low-income healthcare service…
Pharmacists want the ability to administer pneumonia and shingles vaccines to their customers, and one South Florida lawmaker wants to give it to them. Lynn Hatter reports consumer groups say the bill is a good buy, but a fight between two different medical groups may prove too costly for the bill to survive.
Thanks to the repeal of a controversial provision in a pair of bills moving through the legislature Floridians will be able to take pictures of cows and other farm animals without facing the possibility of committing a crime. Regan McCarthy reports animal rights activists are praising the house and senate for removing what they call the “ag gag” provision.
A Good Samaritan proposal to protect people coming to the aid of a person experiencing a drug overdose is moving through the Florida Legislature. James Call reports it seeks to address what law enforcement and others are calling an emerging crisis in the number of overdose deaths.