Capital Report: 07-01-2016

Jul 1, 2016

Three provisions in a wide ranging abortion measure passed earlier this year are on hold after a federal judge intervened late Thursday evening.  Nick Evans reports the case comes on the heels of a major abortion ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court. 

With the 2016 Summer Olympics right around the corner, some state officials are worried that will cause an increase in travel-related cases in Florida. And, as Sascha Cordner reports, with Congress still not acting on any Zika funding bills, it’s causing even more worry as officials continue to monitor the impact the mosquito-borne disease has during these summer months.

It’s a brand new month and July first means a slew of bills goes into effect today (went into effect Friday) and Regan McCarthy reports among those measures is the so-called Pastor Protection Act.

Lawmakers across the country are demanding action in response to the Orlando shooting earlier this month. Kate Payne looks into some of the gun control measures being considered in the wake of the tragedy.

Studies show people who live with mental illness are far more likely to be victims of crime rather than perpetrators of crime.  But that fact gets lost in the aftermath of a mass shooting like the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando.  Dana Farmer, public policy coordinator for Disability Rights Florida; Denise Barber, a mental health advocate from Tallahassee and Wesley Evans, also an advocate who also lives with mental illness, discuss the problems of prejudice with Florida Public Radio’s Jim Ash.

A Florida school principal’s impromptu performance at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. has gone viral. Lynn Hatter talked to the voice and the person, behind the video that’s generated more than 11 million views and counting on Facebook.