Capital Report: 02-22-2018

Feb 22, 2018

Following last week’s school massacre in Parkland, many are calling for increased gun regulation. But some are also citing mental health issues in America that need to be addressed. Shawn Mulcahy reports.

A tax cut package moving through the House is facing pushback from animal rights activists, educators and working people. But Regan McCarthy reports it does include more tax free holidays and a break for nursing homes adding generators.

Rick Flagg, the most senior radio reporter in the Capital Press Corps., attempts to predict the answer to the burning question, “Will the Florida Legislature leave Tallahassee on time this year?”

Florida lawmakers are on the cusp of approving a compromise in a long-running dispute over trauma centers. Lynn Hatter reports the plan is more than 10 years in the making.

The recent Black Girls Day at the Capitol was the first to highlight minority women’s economic issues in Florida. Several organizations want improvements on education and better access to health care. Davondra Alston reports.