Capital Report: 05-12-2017

May 12, 2017

The conviction on 18 charges of former Jacksonville Congresswoman Corrine Brown has shocked the city and is causing deep racial divisions.

The Florida Legislature has passed its budget and gone home.  But the manner in which lawmakers closed out this year’s session raises a number of questions about process, special session, and the veto pen.  Nick Evans has more.

Florida lawmakers have carved out $50 million to shore up the state's beaches, the largest appropriation in a decade. But Kate Payne reports some conservationists were hoping for more changes to how the state preserves its coastline.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson just left an Arctic Council meeting in Anchorage without saying whether the U.S. will pull out of the Paris accords. But activists say Florida should be worried about the latest reports on the loss of sea ice and permafrost. Jim Ash has more.

Florida hospitals are intently watching the negotiations between the state and federal government over health care funding. The state has been talking to the federal government about renewing a program to help fund health services for low income Floridians.

Finally tonight, Governor Rick Scott has signed a body-camera related bill into law. But, as Sascha Cordner reports, while it has the support of Florida law enforcement groups, others continue to have reservations.