Capital Report: 03-18-2016

Mar 18, 2016

There are about two-hundred bills awaiting Governor Rick’s Scott’s approval or veto.  Lawmakers passed a number of measures close to their hearts, but Nick Evans reports they missed out on some legislative opportunities as well.

Despite stalling in the legislature, a number of bills still managed to stay alive and were sent to Governor Rick Scott. As Sascha Cordner reports, that includes a measure involving the recital of the Pledge of allegiance in schools as well as another dealing with youth suicide prevention training.

House and Senate leaders are patting themselves on the back for writing a new statewide water policy and spending more to restore the Everglades.  But Environmentalists are giving the 2016 Session mixed reviews, as we hear from Jim Ash.

Florida’s Closed Primary election caused confusion and frustration last week as some voters were turned away from the polls. Regan McCarthy has more…..

This past Tuesday, the Florida electorate was minus a significant chunk of the population who would have been able to vote in most other states.  Kate Payne reports some one-and-a-half million Floridians couldn’t vote because they were once convicted of a felony.