Capital Report: 12-01-2017

Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 Hurricane season is officially over. But lawmakers are still debating how to pick up the pieces, Kate Payne reports on where they’re focusing their efforts.

Florida voters could be asked to reconsider a ban on public funding for religious organizations. Lynn Hatter reports the language has its roots in the late 1800’s during a wave of new immigrants to the United States.

A proposal changing the eligibility requirements for becoming a judge in a state or county court is starting to move in a committee of the Constitution Revision Commission. As Sascha Cordner reports, that’s the panel that meets every 20 years to revise the state constitution and put the matter before voters.

While animal rights activists argue greyhound racing has no place in Florida today Regan McCarthy reports other argue a ban on the practice has no place in the state’s constitution.

Just over eight percent of Americans who have vision trouble do not have vision insurance. And half of those who have the option to buy vision insurance don’t.  From Health News Florida, Daylina (day-LEE-nuh) Miller talked to some Tampa Bay area residents who wear eyeglasses and think vision insurance isn’t worth the cost.

Tom Flanigan reports on a new book by a former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) inspector on how to prepare for and respond to storm flooding.