Capital Report: 02-21-2018

Feb 21, 2018

Hundreds of students from around the state rallied at the Florida Capitol Wednesday. As Sascha Cordner reports, they joined students from Parkland to promote their gun control cause and convince lawmakers to look into what they see as better policies.

Florida lawmakers say they’re working to come up with legislation aimed at curbing school shootings like the one last week in South Florida. Students from across the state are joining those from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School to lobby lawmakers for tougher gun laws. But as Lynn Hatter reports, they’re confronting the often confusing reality of legislative politics.

Cable news programs were broadcasting “live from Tallahassee” all day as the school safety and gun debates raged.  Tom Flanigan has that.

A measure in the House tackles Florida’s opioid crisis by rethinking how to regulate prescription medication. If successful, lawmakers hope the new set of rules can curb opioid abuse. Andrew Quintana reports.

A bill that would require schools to display the motto “In God We Trust,” has officially passed in the Florida House. Regan McCarthy has more.