Capital Report: 02-03-2017

Feb 3, 2017

The Trump administration is driving thousands of Floridians into protest marches and lawmakers’ offices, some for the first time. But will that anger and energy translate into a real impact? Kate Payne reports.

Fear has only grown in the week since President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning entry into the U-S for refugees and travelers from certain Muslim-majority countries. Now other refugees and legal residents say there are worries they will be the next to lose their chance at the American Dream.  Sarah Mueller has more.

Florida’s governor, house speaker and senate president are circling one another looking for leverage on their own budget priorities.  Nick Evans has more. 

Florida horsemen are looking to revitalize and elevate the industry with a new race. Regan McCarthy reports the Pegasus World Cup has been dubbed the World’s Richest Race and it’ set here in Florida.

Senator Joe Negron’s hometown of Stuart has been continually hit by waves of toxic algae for the past four years. And he’s been trying for that long to do something about it.  In 2013, the issues reached a tipping point.  Tonight, we take a look back at what some called “the lost Summer”, and how it’s impacting this year’s effort to create water storage South of Lake Okeechobee.

Finally tonight: It’s been five years since 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed. Trayvon’s parents, Sabrina Fulton and Tracey Martin, emerged as activists after their son’s death. They say justice was not served. They divorced when Trayvon was young. But they’ve always been partners in parenting. Now they have a new book out. It’s called Rest as Power. WLRN’s Nadege Green spoke with Fulton and Martin about their son’s legacy.