Capital Report: 05-04-2017

May 4, 2017

Nick Evans returns from the Capitol to report that budget talks between House and Senate negotiators aren’t quite ready for prime time.

Employer groups are threatening to bolt and trial lawyers are in open revolt as lawmakers spend the final days of the 2017 session haggling over workers’ compensation reforms. Jim Ash has more.

There’s only 1 day left for lawmakers to decide what the state of testing will be in Florida’s public schools. Lynn Hatter reports on the circumstances of what is now the last remaining vehicle for big education changes.

Florida lawmakers want to make it easier for parents and residents to challenge school textbooks. Depending on who you ask, the bill is a slippery slope towards book burning, or a step towards community control. But Kate Payne reports with just days left in the Session, lawmakers face a tight deadline to pass the measure.

After Florida lawmakers called off talks for a major gambling overhaul, some are looking for new avenues to get their priorities through. One of those priorities deals with fantasy sports. Regan McCarthy has more....

A bill making it easier for more people wrongfully convicted of a crime to receive compensation is now heading to Governor Rick Scott for approval. As Sascha Cordner reports, it would make changes to a Florida law that currently denies compensation for those with a prior felony record.

The Florida legislature is weighing a transportation related measure in the final days of session. Lawmakers are considering revising laws related to self-driving cars, driving under the influence and specialty license plates.  Sarah Mueller reports.