Capital Report: 10-26-2018

Oct 29, 2018

In storm-ravaged Panama City, a new crisis is emerging: housing. Across the city, evictions are taking place as apartment complexes and rental units are condemned. Many of these are rent-controlled and income-based. Lynn Hatter reports that’s leaving hundreds of people scrambling for places to go. For some, there’s nowhere to go.

Tom Flanigan reports the fury of Hurricane Michael did severe damage to the region’s financial services networks.  Now the area’s bankers are doing what they can to speed the recovery of residents and businesses.

A Tampa Bay Times report this week showed Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum accepted a ticket to the Broadway musical ‘Hamilton’ from an undercover FBI agent in 2016. Ryan Dailey reports Gillum and his lawyer have both maintained the candidate received the ticket from his brother.

Florida’s gubernatorial election is getting national attention, but in some parts of the sunshine state, voting is the last thing on people’s minds. Regan McCarthy has more.

The Kennedy Space Center receives around $2.6 billion each year from Congress. Lawmakers like Senator Bill Nelson help steer policy – and money – to the state. Governor Rick Scott is challenging Nelson for his seat and policy experts are worried that could put Florida space dollars in jeopardy.

New technology is making cars safer, but reports from “Triple A” indicate the technology is also raising repair bills and creating lazy drivers. Eleanor Clark has more.