Capital Report: 02-01-2018

Feb 1, 2018

A proposal tightening regulations on nursing homes in the wake of more than a dozen deaths of residents in a South Florida facility following hurricane Irma has been watered down. And as Lynn Hatter reports a slight change its sponsor says would have benefitted elderly residents, was rejected Thursday.

In the wake of natural disasters, stagnant wages and a growing inequality of wealth, Florida is suffering from an affordable housing catastrophe. Shawn Mulcahy reports concern is growing statewide.

Florida lawmakers are working to create a centralized location for criminal justice data statewide. Sascha Cordner reports.

The newly-rekindled Veterans and Military Families Caucus is endorsing a series of bills to improve assistance for vets and their families throughout Florida as we hear from Davondra Alston.

Noted Democratic Political Strategist and Consultant Steve Schale shares his take on this year’s legislative session and Florida’s gubernatorial battle.

When lawmakers released a bill that would prohibit the regulation of tree trimming in certain cases, headlines proclaimed a state-wide abolition on tree protections. But as Regan McCarthy reports a Sunrise Florida Democratic Representative says people have the wrong idea.