Capital Report: 11-03-2017

Nov 3, 2017

Local government leaders and members of the Florida House appear to be drawing their battle lines for the upcoming legislative session. Regan McCarthy has more....

The governor and state lawmakers are proposing new prescription limits to fight opioid abuse.  But they also want to require physicians use a long-standing drug monitoring database—raising the question, why wasn’t it mandatory to begin with?  Nick Evans has more.

With the 2018 legislative session around the corner, Florida lawmakers as well as child welfare stakeholders are starting to dive into how to address the huge turnover of the state’s child protective investigators. As Sascha Cordner reports, their job is to look into cases called into the state’s child abuse hotline.

Universities in South Florida are working to help Puerto Ricans affected by Hurricane Maria to continue their education.  Some students have already taken advantage of discounts and other incentives.  But as we hear from Jessica Bateman at member station WLRN in Miami, some students are going through a rough transition.