Capital Report: 06-15-2018

Jun 15, 2018

Recent polling shows there are four constitutional amendments poised for approval on Florida’s November ballot. Three of those deal exclusively with the issue of taxation. But as Lynn Hatter reports there’s ongoing concern that determining tax policy through constitutional referendum isn’t in the public’s best interest.

Florida’s Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner says he wants to set the record straight about what happened when close to 300 background checks were revoked due to an issue at his agency.  Still, despite ongoing criticisms, could Adam Putnam face political fallout over this issue? Sascha Cordner has more
Three of Florida’s four Democratic candidates for Governor are in support of free college tuition for students planning to enter Florida’s workforce. Ryan Dailey recently spoke with an adjunct professor who thinks the idea could revive the State’s college system.

One of the four Democrats running for Florida governor insists she is the only candidate who can stop what she calls an “attack” on the state’s traditional public schools.  Tom Flanigan reports former North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham shared her strategy with members of the Capital Tiger Bay Club.

News is available at our fingertips. But what constitutes news? And when should it be designated as “fake?”

CEO Ron Sachs (SAX) with the Tallahassee-based Sachs Media Group is trying to stop the spread of misinformation - like keeping our own biases and emotions in check. He offers tips on how news consumers can discern what’s truthful and what’s disingenuous. He sat down with Florida Public Radio’s Gina Jordan.