Capital Report: 11-30-2018

Nov 30, 2018

A new front in the ongoing battle between Everglades restoration and Florida’s sugar industry has opened up. This time, it’s over a planned water reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee. Environmentalists are suing to block an extension of sugar leases they say could delay construction. Lynn Hatter has more.

As the deadline to renew the National Flood Insurance Program looms over Congress, many are left wondering what they will do if it ends. While the NFIP is the primary source of flood insurance coverage, it is not the only provider. Robbie Gaffney has more.

Two recent studies outlining the progression of climate change have some of Florida’s leaders calling for greater legislative action on the subject. Ryan Dailey reports those studies were put out by the United Nations and the U.S. Government.

As outgoing U.S. Senator Bill Nelson prepares to leave office, he’s making a final push for a few of his priority issues. Regan McCarthy reports Nelson as unseated by Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott.

Today is the last day of hurricane season [ends 11/30]. Florida suffered through another powerful storm this year. As Hurricane Michael threatened the Panhandle, the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting’s Tristram [TRISS-trum] Korten [CORE-tin] was with the Air Force Reserve on a flight to gather historic information -- to help us better understand such big storms.