Capital Report: 08-26-2016

Aug 26, 2016

A grass-roots only political strategy appears to be working as supporters await the fate of Amendment Four, the Florida Legislature’s tax-cutting plan for promoting solar energy.  Jim Ash has the story.

When Florida voters head to the polls on Tuesday and again in November, many will be voting in a new congressional district.  Nick Evans and Kate Payne teamed up to look at what redistricting means for one Tallahassee neighborhood.  

Florida A&M University could find itself with a large, vacant office in the administration building by April. The school’s governing board voted against extending a new contract to President Elmira Mangum. The move comes after Mangum received a lackluster evaluation. She’s been under pressure almost from the start—at times sparring with trustees, alumni and faculty. Lynn Hatter sat down with Florida Times Union Capital Bureau Chief Tia Mitchell about what’s next for FAMU.

Can a student pass the third grade without taking a state mandated standardized test? A Florida judge says yes. Regan McCarthy has more.