Capital Report: 02-17-2016

Feb 17, 2016

The Florida Senate took its turn talking gaming today (Wednesday). Regan McCarthy reports lawmakers in the Senate Regulated industries committee passed a measure that would ratify a gambling agreement between Florida and the Seminole Indian tribe as well as a larger gaming measure.

The House Health and Human services committee sent two measures to the floor that would’ve been unthinkable just a few years ago.  Nick Evans reports the full House will now consider a needle exchange pilot program and a new medical marijuana proposal. 

Caught on cell phone videos and magnified by social media, law enforcement incidents dominate the news. Some Florida lawmakers are working on a host of measures to rebuild the relationship between police and the public. Kate Payne reports.

Members of the House Appropriations Committee faced a tough decision when a widow and traffic safety activist begged them not to repeal a red-light camera law named after her deceased husband.  More from Jim Ash.

Three child care bills are moving in the House. As Ashley Tressel reports, one would tighten requirements for child care workers.

A bill seeking to reform Florida’s Retirement System is now heading to the House floor, despite continued opposition. Sascha Cordner reports.