Capital Report: 12-02-2016

Dec 2, 2016

The recent Presidential Election and its heated rhetoric raise concerns about First Amendment protections. Protestors from both sides are accusing the other of trying to silence them. Twitter purged hundreds of users associated with white supremacy. Some are concerned that these actions are compromising the rights and protections associated with the First Amendment. This raises the question, what does the First Amendment actually say? Catherine Buckler reports.

Critics warned Governor Jeb Bush that his cost-cutting workers’ compensation reforms would never hold up in court.  That was back in 2003.  Now that the Florida Supreme Court has struck down portions of the law, businesses are facing massive rate hikes and lawmakers are under pressure to respond.  Jim Ash picks up the story from there.

Florida Governor Rick Scott is mulling three names to replace outgoing state Supreme Court Justice James E.C. Perry.  Nick Evans reports the nominees are three conservative jurists from the Orlando area.

New compact discussions appear to be on the table again between the State of Florida and the Seminole Tribe this legislative session. Regan McCarthy reports....

What’s on tap for Florida’s juvenile justice system in 2017? Sascha Cordner reports, officials have begun crafting their legislative wish list, aimed at helping both juveniles and the staff who cares for them.

A caravan carrying Fidel Castro’s ashes is moving across Cuba from Havana to Santiago in the island’s eastern pat where the Cuban Revolution began.  From member station WLRN in Miami, Tim Padgett talked to Cubans along the route.  And he heard an array of voices that seem to sum up how they feel about the man so many called “El Comandate”.