Capital Report: 09-09-2016

Sep 9, 2016

Hermine is the first Hurricane to strike Florida in more than a decade. The storm plunged nearly all of North Florida, including the state’s capital city of Tallahassee, into darkness.  Little by little, the lights have come back on and they’re now shining directly on the feud between a Republican Governor trying to make a bigger national mark, and a mayor considered a rising Democratic star. Lynn Hatter reports.

Florida Governor Rick Scott has been putting his shoulder into Hurricane Hermine response efforts.  Nick Evans reports.

Thousands of the most vulnerable seniors in Florida’s Big Bend relied on a network of volunteer and professional caregivers – and sometimes each other – to weather Hurricane Hermine.  Jim Ash reports some of the planning worked, but some didn’t.

After several recounts and a hurricane, Florida’s election results are official. Regan McCarthy has more….

Hurricane Hermine narrowly missed hitting Florida on primary election day, making landfall three days after polls had closed. But Kate Payne wonders - what happens when elections take a rain check?

After a relaxing recess of some two months, Congress is back in Washington D-C, and people are hopeful there will be some agreement on what can be done to combat the Zika virus—which has already plagued more than 750 Floridians. As Sascha Cordner reports, that comes as the Senate failed to pass another Zika funding bill again this week and there may be even more issues surrounding the mosquito-borne disease on the table.