Capital Report: 10-17-2014

Oct 17, 2014

The second of three Florida gubernatorial debates happened this week (last week), but most of the attention is being paid to a spat over an electric fan. Lynn Hatter reports some pundits are calling it one of the most bizarre moments in recent Florida political history.

A billboard in Tallahassee is advertising bulletproof vests for children. As Jessica Palombo reports, the group behind the provocative campaign wants to make Florida voters think about policies like the Stand Your Ground law before they cast ballots in the midterm election.

Opponents of the Department of Health’s proposed rules for distributing low-THC marijuana began a legal challenge this week.  Nick Evans reports implementing the new law has been a rocky, contentious ride that doesn’t appear to be easing.

Florida is one of a number of states that has not accepted an expansion of its Medicaid program under the terms of the federal Affordable Care Act.  Alex Fahnlander has an update.

For several weeks, a group of Florida foster youth has been working at one of the state’s largest state agencies as part of a legislative pilot program. As Sascha Cordner reports, the goal is to help these young adults aging out of the foster system get on the path to future employment.