Capital Report: 05-11-2018

May 14, 2018

Two months after it passed the state legislature, Florida’s latest gun reform law is still under scrutiny from gun control and pro-gun advocates alike. Sascha Cordner has the latest:

During this National Teacher Appreciation week, Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates in the wide-open primary tried to score points with educators. Meanwhile, Ryan Dailey reports the GOP race settled into two candidates who are just beginning to hone their criticisms of each other.

In a time of profound political polarization, the Confederate Flag remains a divisive symbol.  Shawn Mulcahy reports the remnants of the Confederacy are still shaping today’s society.  And the fallen flag means vastly different things to different people.  Here are some of their stories.

With few exceptions, Florida children are required to be immunized against certain communicable diseases.  But a newly-founded coalition of medical professionals, educators and some parents would like to see far fewer children exempted on the basis of religious conviction.  Tom Flanigan has that story.

With the state’s energy portfolio surpassing 60 percent natural gas, Florida’s utility regulators are pushing for greater diversity. Regan McCarthy has more.