Capital Report: 03-28-2017

Mar 28, 2017

The Florida House and Senate are planning big cuts to Florida hospitals and those groups say it will hurt medical care access for the poor and disabled.  We get the latest on that story from Sarah Mueller.

Florida State University could soon face a lawsuit following a shooting on campus that left one student paralyzed. Ronny Ahmed was shot multiple times by the man who opened fire in Strozier Library on a late night in November 2014. Lynn Hatter reports at issue is whether the school was negligent in its security.

A bill increasing the penalties against someone who assaults Florida doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers passed its first House panel Tuesday. Sascha Cordner reports.

State lawmakers want to cut fees for the manufacturers of harmful pesticides. That could make it cheaper for chemical companies to sell their products in the state. Kate Payne reports one advocate is worried how the change could affect farmworkers’ health.

The House Careers and Competition Committee took up and passed a handful of alcohol measures Tuesday.  Nick Evans has more. 

A proposal to halt local regulation of vacation rentals passed in committee Tuesday after a heated debate. Joseph Zeballos-Roig reports that a battle is brewing over property and community rights.  

Florida House lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to revamp the state’s information technology system. Regan McCarthy has more....