Capital Report: 02-22-2016

Feb 22, 2016

Florida’s lawmakers have a busy Tuesday coming up as 2016’s regular session begins to wind down.  Nick Evans has the story about what’s coming up on the docket.

Florida lawmakers are pushing to put more protections in place for real estate agents. Regan McCarthy reports a measure that’s been moving in the House is getting its first hearing in the Senate Monday.

A packed house at the Tampa Convention Center this weekend gathered to hear the four Republican candidates for that race.  As we hear from Steve Newborn at member station WUSF in Tampa, each one burnished their conservative credentials.

Bills seeking to compensate the families who want to rebury their loved ones found on the property of the now-closed Dozier School for Boys are continuing to move in both chambers of the Florida Legislature. As Sascha Cordner reports, one bill is already headed to the Senate floor.

What happens to your digital life after death? The Florida legislature could address the question Tuesday. Two proposals pending in the House would allow online profiles to be amended after a person dies, but only if someone has granted their consent. Lynn Hatter reports.

A North Florida Democratic state senator wanted to crack down on malfunctioning gas pump printers.  But at the last minute, as we hear from Jim Ash, he decided on a more measured response.

Legislation is heading to the House floor that would give Florida utilities a break from some construction costs.  But as Ashley Tressel reports, critics claim it could end up costing taxpayers more.