Capital Report: 09-05-2014

Sep 8, 2014

A win by Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist would not only make state history, it would be big for Democrats, who haven’t had a member of their own party serve in the gubernatorial seat since the late 1990s. So, as Sascha Cordner reports, what would an Attorney General win mean for the party and the Crist ticket?

Florida’s Office of Compassionate Use held its final hearing Friday in Tallahassee to discuss rules for low-THC marijuana.  Nick Evans reports implementing the law passed in the last legislative session has not gotten easier.

Florida State University’s search for a new leader is reaching its midpoint. The Presidential search committee has selected six finalists to interview for the job including­­­­­­­­­­­­­ current FSU Interim President Garnett Stokes and Florida State Senator John Thrasher. But as Lynn Hatter reports, before any finalists were named, the committee had to take a break due to student protests.

Florida State University faced national criticism for the way it handles sexual assault cases after its star quarter back got accused of rape in 2012. Now Regan McCarthy reports the school has launched a federally required investigation into Jameis Winston and is rolling out a new plan for addressing sexual violence on campus.

The Florida Department of Children and Families Child Protection Summit wrapped up in Orlando today.  The yearly gathering boasted record attendance as those who work with vulnerable children are now tasked with putting the state’s new Child Welfare Act into action.  All this comes in the wake of so many kids who died while in state care.  At the summit, D-C-F Secretary Mike Carroll sat down with Amy Kiley from member station WMFE in Orlando.