Capital Report: 04-04-2017

Apr 4, 2017

Lawmakers are trying to overhaul Florida’s beleaguered workers’ compensation system, but as Jim Ash reports, unions, legal experts and employer groups aren’t happy.

Panama City Representative Jay Trumball’s legislation makes it easier to set up more trauma centers in the state. But hospitals say it will destroy the quality of care patients get. And as Sarah Mueller reports, doctors took to the Capitol to oppose the measure.

The ball finally appears to be rolling for medical marijuana in the Florida legislature.  After tacking on a handful of amendments, Nick Evans reports legislation is advancing in the state Senate.

In the Trump era, cable-news networks are experiencing a ratings boom. Joseph Zeballos-Roig reports on the blurring distinction between news and spectacle, and politics covered as sport.

Florida lawmakers are pressing pause on a bill that would pave the way for an elected sheriff in Miami-Dade County. The plan is forcing legislators to choose between empowering voters or stepping on the toes of local governments. Kate Payne reports.

The former wards of the now-closed Dozier School for Boys are one step closer to receiving a formal apology by the state of Florida. As Sascha Cordner reports, that’s the Florida Panhandle school where alleged abuse occurred for several decades.