Capital Report: 03-09-2015

Mar 9, 2015

Angry students and a grieving parent unloaded Monday on Florida lawmakers who want to make it legal to carry concealed weapons on college campuses. As Jim Ash reports, the father of a 20-year-old University of California shooting victim warned more students would die.

Florida's small-business marketplace is in for major changes under the Senate's Medicaid expansion proposal. Lynn Hatter reports after a slow start getting up and running, Florida Health Choices could see its customer base grow exponentially under the Senate's plan.

Florida is home to more than a thousand addiction treatment centers, with a growing number aimed at turning a profit. Along with those facilities come sober homes. And Regan McCarthy reports that’s a part of the industry some say is lacking oversight.

Twin bills floating through Florida’s legislature would make it easier for immigrant children to receive health care. As D. A. Robin reports, expanding KidCare for Florida children would cost just under five million dollars.

The ride-hailing app “Uber” has been operating in Florida for the better part of the past year.  This, despite concerns over safety, insurance coverage and the overall legality of the service.  While a patchwork of regulation has begun to emerge on the local level, Florida Public Radio’s Nathan Pemberton reports state lawmakers are eager to settle the issue once and for all.