Capital Report: 02-23-2016

Feb 23, 2016

The Florida House took up the Governor’s primary economic development proposition.  But Nick Evans reports house lawmakers are pulling out all the stops in hopes of getting it across the finish line.

Florida Surgeon General John Armstrong could lose his job if he’s not confirmed by the state Senate. Lynn Hatter reports a key panel decided Tuesday to postpone Armstrong’s confirmation hearing amid the possibility Armstrong would not be approved.

A measure that would create a new presumption for judges making custody decisions got approval from the full Senate Tuesday. Regan McCarthy reports.

Some Florida lawmakers and advocates are pushing for a bill classifying the abuse of a parent as a form of domestic abuse. As Sascha Cordner reports, the measure stems from a woman who lost her life years ago.

In response to the ongoing Israel-Palestinian Conflict, students and academics are calling for an economic boycott of Israel. Wednesday the Florida House will take up legislation that could target this boycott. Kate Payne reports.

The Florida House debated a proposal today (Tuesday) that would automatically enroll new state hires into a 401K-style retirement plan instead of a traditional pension.  Republican leaders said the move reflects changing times and a less stable workforce.  Jim Ash has more.