Capital Report: 10-21-2016

Oct 21, 2016

Republican Senator Marco Rubio has been leading in Florida’s U.S. Senate race, but new polls show the race may now be too close to call. Regan McCarthy has more.  

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is refusing to say he’ll honor the results of the November 8th election. Politicos and historians alike say the statement undermines integral American institutions like credible democracy and peaceful transitions of power. Kate Payne looks at what Trump’s remarks mean for elections officials in the Sunshine State.

In two weeks, Florida voters will again cast their ballots for a medical marijuana initiative.  Much has changed since the earlier measure failed in 2014, but Nick Evans reports the ardor of its opponents remains strong.

North Floridians are losing an air ambulance service and patients with good health insurance are getting socked with sky high medical bills. As Jim Ash reports, Florida Consumer Insurance Advocate Sha Ron James is giving a new medical transportation working group a year to solve the problem.

Right in the middle of the I-4 corridor sits Polk County -- rural and conservative and largely Republican. But changing demographics could mean a close election there for President. Robin Sussingham has more:

October is National Blindness Awareness Month. But, Florida officials are also recognizing the 75th anniversary of the Florida Division of Blind Service year round. As Sascha Cordner reports, during a recent ceremony celebrating blind and visually impaired Floridians, the organization also marked the importance of the state’s White Cane Law.