Capital Report: 05-27-2016

May 27, 2016

Governor Rick Scott is issuing a new challenge to Florida’s public colleges and universities: get students to finish in four years. The call was part of his recent “Degrees to Jobs” Higher Education Summit. But as Lynn Hatter reports, some of the messages relayed to summit goers has Scott’s critics throwing tomatoes.

The state of Florida scored a rare legal victory in a case about how public schools are funded. Lawmakers and school choice proponents are calling the decision a validation of efforts to diversify the way kids are educated in the state. Kate Payne reports.

Storm surge is often seen as one of the deadliest effects of tropical cyclones and can cause dangerous flooding. As Sascha Cordner reports, with Hurricane Season about to be upon us, meteorologists are now out with a new tool to help better forecast storm surge.

The Libertarian Party is in Orlando this weekend, deciding who will get its nod for Presidential nominee. Aryanna Duhl reports.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is considering what would be only the second bear hunt in the Sunshine State in nearly two decades.  Meanwhile, as Jim Ash tells us, opponents across the state are digging in their heels.

Throughout the month of May, Civil Rights have been in the Florida spot light—from a ceremony to induct leaders into the state Civil Rights Hall of Fame, to a remembrance of a local bus boycott in Tallahassee. Regan McCarthy talks with civil rights leaders about looking back and looking forward.