Capital Report: 12-07-2018

Dec 7, 2018

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis has chosen fellow Republican and Former Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran to head the State Department of Education. Ryan Dailey reports Florida’s Board of Education will vote on whether or not Corcoran gets the job later this month.

Select felons who’ve completed their sentence will be eligible to vote come January 8th.  At least, that’s what the state’s voters approved when they overwhelmingly passed Amendment 4 back in November. As Blaise Gainey reports Elections officials met this week to discuss how to add the roughly 1.5 million extra voters to the list.

Lawmakers and gun rights advocates are squabbling over who should have control of Florida’s concealed weapons permits. Internal reports from the Agriculture Department and an official review have highlighted problems with the current system. Shawn Mulcahy reports.

Two months after Hurricane Michael slammed into North Florida levelling communities from the coast to South Georgia, areas continue the struggle to get back up and running. The Rebuild850 campaign is trying to keep that recovery in the forefront to make sure the area often known as the Forgotten Coast, isn’t this time. Lynn Hatter has more.

Hurricane Michael did more than a billion dollars in damage to the state’s forestry industry. As Regan McCarthy reports some worry that means a loss of jobs, loss of business and loss of income for many north Florida families.

A St. Augustine state Senator has filed a proposal to require high school students to take financial literacy classes. W-J-C-T’s Brendan Rivers reports.

Florida’s share of film and TV productions is waning as the state no longer offers tax credits for the industry.  A new analysis finds Florida lawmakers may have good reason to reconsider those incentives. Florida Public Radio’s Gina Jordan tells us the report suggests Florida will have to step up if it wants to compete for billions of show business dollars.