Capital Report: 11-21-2016

Nov 21, 2016

House Speaker-designate Richard Corcoran, a Land-O’-Lakes Republican is an unstoppable force about to meet an immovable object.  Corcoran is vowing to rein in lobbyists and change the budget writing process.  And, as Jim Ash reports, sparks are flying a week before his official swearing in.

State regulators are assuring Floridians their drinking water is safe in the wake of a sinkhole at a Polk county fertilizer plant.  But Nick Evans reports the agency’s response is raising other concerns.

The second time was the charm this year as Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana in the state.  But don’t expect the state’s doctors to start issuing prescriptions just yet.  From Health News Florida, Abe Aboraya takes a look at what happens next.

Nursing homes are gearing up to fight a plan that could result in some being paid more and others less under the state’s Medicaid program. Lynn Hatter reports its part of a legislative push to reduce costs and streamline payments under Medicaid, but the move is also creating worry among providers.

After years of work, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission members have passed an imperiled species management plan. Regan McCarthy has more....

The number of states that require high school students to take an economics course has dropped in recent years.  But in Florida, financial education appears to be a priority.  As Cathy Carter reports, it’s not only a graduation requirement, but public schools also must teach kids about personal finance.