Capital Report: 02-12-2018

Feb 12, 2018

While the Florida House and Senate have both declared gambling positions that seem at odds with one another, the two sides are continue to work to move closer together. Regan McCarthy has more...

An addiction recovery specialist says he and his colleagues will be denied a powerful opioid addiction-fighting tool if the Florida House’s version of the budget – which does away with fiscal support for the monthly injections – survives.  Tom Flanigan has that.

A legislative effort to allow pharmacists to issue flu tests to sick Floridians is on hold for now. As Sascha Cordner reports, it comes at a time when health officials say this year’s flu season is just as bad as the swine flu epidemic nearly a decade ago.

Amidst the aftermath of Hurricane Maria’s devastating effects on Puerto Rico, Florida lawmakers believe the State has been inactive when tackling the issue of Puerto Rican refugees. This has opened the floodgates for an issue Florida has been dealing with for years, as Andrew Quintana reports.

The state’s highest court will not weigh in on Floridians’ right to front yard vegetable gardens. But Kate Payne reports the food fight isn’t over in the state capital.