Capital Report: 03-17-2017

Mar 17, 2017

Governor Rick Scott is pushing back against a House plan that would drastically cut one of his signature agencies: Visit Florida. And industry officials say cutting that agency is a bad move for an industry that makes up about a third of the state’s economy. Lynn Hatter spoke with the U.S. Travel Association’s Michael Jacobsen about the latest in the fight between Scott and the House over the future of Visit Florida.

Capital Report correspondents Sarah Mueller, Nick Evans and Jim Ash talk about some of the week’s major stories from Tallahassee.

A 515-mile long pipeline is being placed through northern and central Florida.  When it’s completed, it will supply natural gas from the nation’s Northern and Midwestern states to power plants throughout the Sunshine State.  From member station WUSF in Tampa, Steve Newborn takes a look at how some of the pipeline’s neighbors are fired up over the project.

A bill requiring autism awareness training for law enforcement officers is now heading to the House floor. Sascha Cordner reports.