Capital Report: 04-06-2017

Apr 6, 2017

The Florida House is forging ahead with a measure funneling millions of dollars to a pregnancy support organization that opposes abortion.  Nick Evans reports the move could sideline Planned Parenthood.

A Vero Beach Republican is winning the hearts of patient advocates – as well as the ire of some powerful opponents – with a bill that would ban health insurance companies from dropping prescription drug coverage without notice.  Jim Ash has that story.

Almost seven years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Florida lawmakers are finalizing a settlement plan. There’s still some distance between the house and senate versions, but top lawmakers say a compromise is on the way. Kate Payne reports.

Nursing Homes and Hospice centers scored a key victory Thursday. A House Health Committee has approved a bill that would remove regulations on where certain healthcare facilities, excluding nursing homes and hospice centers, can be built. Lynn Hatter reports.

Legislators and community college presidents are pleading with leaders in the Florida House and Senate to spare community colleges from budget cuts. The House and Senate have very different budget proposals. But, as Sarah Mueller tells us, college presidents insist they don’t like either one.

Bills offering both formal apologies to former wards who say they were abused in a Panhandle school and creating memorials for those buried on the school property passed their first House committee Thursday. As Sascha Cordner reports, after hearing some horrific stories, some Florida lawmakers issued apologies of their own.

A bill to prevent greyhound tracks from giving their racing dogs steroids is moving forward in the Senate. Regan McCarthy has more....