Capital Report: 08-04-2017

Aug 7, 2017

More than 80 thousand guns were stolen in Florida between 2012 and 2013, according to a new report by the left-leaning Center for American Progress. Advocates blame weak laws and lax oversight, but as Jim Ash reports, a lead federal law enforcement agent is vowing to turn the trend around.

Some school districts are chafing under a provision meant to adjust funding based on cost of living.  Nick Evans reports they’re applauding an effort to study the system, but for very different reasons.

Florida has confirmed its first sexually-transmitted case of the Zika virus of this year. That comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are changing their recommendations for testing pregnant women for the disease. Kate Payne reports the new guidance means more patients may go without screening. 

Both of Florida’s U-S Senators, Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Bill Nelson, have joined eighteen of their congressional colleagues on a truly bi-partisan mission:  They’ve filed legislation cracking down on websites which knowingly facilitate online sex trafficking.  As Sascha Cornder reports, they’re targeting one website in particular.

Local government in Jackson County, Florida is still battling a proposal from the Waste Management company to build a new injection well in the area.  Morgan Danford brings us the latest on how the public opposition to the well is growing as the county awaits a decision from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on whether the project can proceed.

For many young girls its hard navigating middle and high school. There’s cafeteria politics coupled with changing relationships among friends and family. It’s also a time for body changes, and as Lynn Hatter reports one group of young women says with all they have going on, the last thing they want to deal with is a dress code.