Capital Report: 01-28-2016

Jan 28, 2016

The Florida legislature is working on answering a big question—how to balance a 400-milion dollar hit to its healthcare budget. Lynn Hatter reports lawmakers rolled out a plan to account for a shrinking pool of federal healthcare dollars Thursday.

With the House expected to unveil its budget Friday, Regan McCarthy reports the chamber’s Democrats are working to make their voices heard before the funds are divvied up.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Florida’s death sentencing process.  Kate Payne reports it’s now up to the Legislature to fix the broken system.

A controversial guns provision passed its final committee stop Thursday.  Nick Evans reports the measure allowing concealed weapons license holders to carry openly is headed for the House floor. 

The Florida Senate passed a series of gun bills Thursday. Sascha Cordner reports.

When conservative Republicans rule the legislature, environmentalists don’t get to celebrate many victories.  But it was a different story today (Thursday) when a House committee voted unanimously to approve “Legacy Florida”, as we hear from Jim Ash.