Capital Report: 02-05-2016

Feb 5, 2016

The state Legislature is on the verge of extending healthcare to thousands of Florida children.  Nick Evans reports revisions to the KidCare program will cover children of legal immigrants.

A bill allowing all sexual abuse victims to avoid going physically to court to give their testimony during a trial has passed its first Senate panel. But, as Sascha Cordner reports, not without some concerns

One Florida lawmakers’ efforts to provide clear guidance for end-of-life care, turned into a conversation on death, and euthanasia. Lynn Hatter reports Republican Senator Jeff Brandes’ bill would lead to the creation of portable a portable form patients and their doctors fill out to make sure the patients’ wishes are followed.

At a time when Governor Rick Scott is begging businesses to come to Florida, some lawmakers want to shut down a $70 million a year Florida corporation that cranks out everything from custom office furniture to false teeth.  As Jim Ash reports, the fight is over inmate work programs and the battle’s getting heated.

Some state lawmakers want stronger qualifications for interpreters working with deaf and hard of hearing students.  Kate Payne reports.

A measure in the House would pave the way for hemp farming in Florida. Regan McCarthy has more….