Capital Report: 03-07-2016

Mar 7, 2016

Attorneys for monopoly utility companies were in the Florida Supreme Court today (Monday) arguing their proposed constitutional amendment.  Consumers for Smart Solar does what it claims to do, which is promote solar power.  But, as Jim Ash found, attorneys for a competing amendment argued there’s a hidden agenda.

The Florida Senate is sending a medical marijuana proposal to the governor.  Nick Evans reports the reform package grants access to terminal patients and carries a number of changes for the existing regulatory system.

A bill putting guidelines in place for law enforcement agencies that choose to use body cameras is now heading to the Governor.  Sascha Cordner reports the passing vote in the Florida Legislature was unanimous.

Florida officials estimate life insurance companies owe the state’s citizens more than 150 million dollars. Regan McCarthy reports lawmakers in the House approved a bill Monday they say will help to right that.

The Florida Senate is saying goodbye to its President, Andy Gardiner. Lynn Hatter reports the Central Florida lawmaker is term-limited out of the legislature this year, and also at the end of his time leading the chamber.