Capital Report: 08-11-2017

Aug 11, 2017

Bill Nelson, Florida’s senior U.S. Senator and highest-ranking Democrat, wrapped up a recent north-Florida tour with an impromptu media briefing at Tallahassee International Airport. Nelson is gearing up for reelection next year, and expecting a tough challenge from Republican Governor Rick Scott. In a 30-minute session with the Capitol press corps, Nelson touched on everything from the North Korean nuclear threat to partisan politics.  Jim Ash has more….

Florida Governor Rick Scott recently announced 50 million dollars for protecting the state’s springs.  But that’s not the only effort state officials are working on.  Nick Evans visited Jackson County to see about program geared toward farmers.

Florida’s campaign to restore voting rights to felons is gathering national media attention, and national financing. Now activists are trying to focus that energy to get the proposed constitutional amendment on the 2018 ballot. Kate Payne reports on the grassroots campaign to gather 1 million signatures before the end of the year.

Historically, people with disabilities have faced an additional handicap when it comes to the simple act of saving money.  But now, as Tom Flanigan reports, the State of Florida has set up a new program that removes the old restrictions.

A Tallahassee museum is getting recognition from architecture enthusiasts. Regan McCarthy reports the Call-Collins House at the Grove Received the 2017 People’s Choice Award from the American Institute of Architects Florida chapter.