Capital Report: 04-18-2017

Apr 18, 2017

The Florida House and Senate have taken the very first steps toward working out a gambling deal this legislatives session. Regan McCarthy has more....

A panel of Florida lawmakers began a discussion this week to consider automatically restoring the civil rights of ex-felons who committed nonviolent crimes. Sascha Cordner reports.

A slate of changes to Florida’s guardianship law are heading to the governor’s desk. Kate Payne reports the updates legislators want are meant to protect some of the state’s most vulnerable residents.

The Florida Senate unanimously passed a bill approving the remaining payment of $3.75 million to the surviving victim in a child abuse case. Joseph Zeballos-Roig reports.

State leaders are attempting to make amends for the Groveland Four—a group of black men wrongfully convicted of raping a white woman in the 1940s.  Nick Evans reports it’s one of two major apologies lawmakers are planning this year.  

Organizers of this weekend’s Tallahassee March for Science are stressing unity and bipartisanship. While marchers worldwide are galvanized by a climate-change denying White House, Florida protesters are at ground zero for sea level rise. Jim Ash has more.

Tom Flanigan visits a college class that’s crafting a mass media campaign in support of a Florida House bill to make distracted driving a primary traffic offense.