Capital Report: 03-27-2017

Mar 27, 2017

A Senate education panel has temporarily postponed a school testing overhaul bill—putting one of the two major testing proposals in jeopardy. Lynn Hatter reports on the latest between warring testing philosophies in the legislature.

Florida mayors have been ramping up the pressure on legislators.  As Jim Ash reports, local governments are complaining about what they consider to be the biggest legislative power grab in modern history.

Since the 1970s, Florida drivers have been required by law to carry something called “Personal Injury Protection” or “PIP” insurance.  But now, amidst charges of widespread fraud, some Florida lawmakers would like to see the PIP coverage requirement dropped.  We get more on that story from Sarah Mueller.

A measure moving through the House aims helping Florida officials and home owners get a better handle on their septic tanks. Regan McCarthy have more...

Craig Fugate is no stranger to many Floridians. He became a household name during the record-breaking hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005. Mister Fugate returned to Gainesville after stepping down as FEMA Administrator in January. Craig sat down with Meteorologist Jeff Huffman and WUFT reporter Evyn Moon to talk about his experiences and the future of disaster response.

The Florida Senate has unanimously passed a bill making it easier for foster care kids to obtain a driver’s license and car insurance. Sascha Cordner reports.