Capital Report: 04-28-2017

Apr 28, 2017

Nick Evans and Tom Flanigan talk about the state budget crafting process that began in earnest late this week and will continue into the weekend.

The Legislature is expected to pass an implementing bill for Amendment Four, the renewable energy tax breaks that voters approved back in August.  At the same time, a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing appears dead this year.  As lawmakers enter the home stretch of the 2017 Session, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Florida Director Susan Glickman spoke with Florida Public Radio’s Jim Ash.

Regan McCarthy, Sarah Mueller, Lynn Hatter and Kate Payne review some of the week’s top stories in the Legislature and what may happen as Session heads into its final week.

The case of a surviving abuse victim that led to the overhaul of Florida’s child welfare system may be close to reaching a resolution. As Sascha Cordner reports, while the claims bill to further compensate the victim has usually died in the past legislative sessions, it’s now headed to the Governor for final approval.