Capital Report: 04-20-2018

Apr 20, 2018

The need for gun reform is top of mind for the four Democratic candidates running for Governor. Sascha Cordner followed some of the discussion during their first televised debate.

On the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, students in Florida’s capital joined their counterparts across the nation in a school walkout calling for gun reform. Ryan Dailey reports students also congregated in the Capitol courtyard joined by Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum after the school day.

Democrats and Republicans may be used to highlight both ends of the political spectrum, but there are other parties sprinkled throughout. As election season begins to ramp up, Andrew Quintana reports on the confusion around third parties. And how it can affect voter turnout.

Tampa Bay Times Capital Bureau Chief Steve Bousquet and Lloyd Dunkelberger with the News Service of Florida discuss the recently completed work of the Constitution Revision Commission with Tom Flanigan.

Florida voters will get to decide whether greyhound racing still makes sense in the state. A proposal to phase out greyhound racing is one of the many the Florida Constitution Revision Commission is sending to the November ballot. Regan McCarthy has more....

One of the immediate issues following a natural disaster like a hurricane, is ensuring healthcare systems were up and running. Power outages following 2016’s Hurricane Hermine and last year’s Hurricane Irma left some of Florida’s most vulernable citizens even more so. The situation turned deadly at a South Florida nursing home last year. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently released a report showing many states are lagging when it comes to providing healthcare services following natural disasters. Florida Public Radio’s Lynn Hatter spoke with the University of Kentucky’s Glen Mays, who directed the National Health Security Index.