Capital Report: 03-30-2018

Mar 30, 2018

After the February mass shooting that left 17 people dead in Parkland, are the voices of black students being heard fully in the gun violence debate?  Sascha Cordner digs into a complex issue to bring us more on that story.

The Presidents of Florida’s 28 state colleges have unified in support of a Constitution Revision Commission proposal that recognizes the college system in the constitution. Ryan Dailey reports college system stakeholders feel the move is long overdue.

Judge Mark Walker’s decision on Florida’s felon voting rights process has breathed new life into the restoration debate. Andrew Quintana reports by declaring the process unconstitutional and giving Governor Rick Scott a deadline to create a new system, Walker has opened the door to many scenarios.

Florida prison inmates will have new education opportunities under a law just signed by Governor Rick Scott.  Shawn Mulcahy has the story.

A new Florida law bans anyone under the age of 17 from getting married. Regan McCarthy reports Governor Rick Scott has given his approval to the measure which goes into effect July first.

Hit with sanctions by a higher education accrediting body six years ago, Tom Flanigan reports Florida A&M University seems on the fast track to getting a glowing report card later this year.