Capital Report: 02-16-2018

Feb 16, 2018

In the wake of the deaths of 17 people from a shooting at a Broward High School, people are once again focusing on school safety. Administrators and elected officials alike are pushing for more funding to shore up infrastructure, but some are beginning to wonder if that’s enough.

A bill allowing certain Florida officials to make announced and unannounced visits to the state’s juvenile justice facilities is now heading to the House floor. Sascha Cordner reports.

Despite high graduation rates and increases in awarded degrees, a bill in the Senate looks to give Florida’s Community College System a governing facelift. This has led many community college leaders to warn of the unnecessary and unintended consequences that may result from such a bill. Andrew Quintana reports.

Florida A&M University President Dr. Larry Robinson gives his take on how the Legislature is treating state universities like his, especially when it comes to performance-based funding.

An effort to end child marriage in Florida is moving forward, but Regan McCarthy reports it isn’t the all-out ban advocates had hoped for.