Capital Report: 04-08-2016

Apr 8, 2016

A redrawn congressional district line continues to be a battle line for a veteran member of congress.  Democratic Congresswoman Corinne Brown is holding her breath in hopes that a panel of federal judges will agree to throw out the newest iteration of Florida’s congressional map.  Nick Evans reports recent rulings may not be helping her cause. 

A decade long fight over Medicaid has come to a close. Parents and organizations providing healthcare to kids sued the state, saying Florida’s old Medicaid program wasn’t serving kids. Lynn Hatter has more.

Law enforcement officers from Ferguson, Baltimore and Sanford, Florida headed to Gadsden County this week for a conference on community policing. Kate Payne reports officers from across the state came together to share their experiences.

Florida has the second highest incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in the nation. A new initiative aims to make more communities across the state dementia-friendly. And, as Sascha Cordner reports, the first area chosen to pilot that effort is the state’s Capital City region.

All of the bills passed by Florida lawmakers during the recent legislative session have now made it to Florida Governor Rick Scott’s desk. Regan McCarthy the final bill sent to the governor would create a formula for awarding alimony payments.

Promising to use torture on ISIS detainees is a guaranteed applause line for GOP presidential candidates nowadays. And that comes as no surprise to Harvard Law Professor Alberto Mora.  But as Jim Ash reports, the former Pentagon lawyer is warning the rhetoric is damaging America’s reputation aboard and handing the nation’s enemies a valuable tool.