Capital Report: 12-15-17

Dec 18, 2017

With the 2018 legislative session looming, state officials are doing their level best to defuse a widening sexual harassment scandal.  Nick Evans reports the governor is ordering new training at state agencies. 

Outstanding prison lawsuits will mean less money to spend on Florida Department of Corrections’ priorities. That’s the message from the new Florida Senate Budget chair. Sascha Cordner reports.

As the opioid epidemic swells the time of abused and neglected children coming into the state foster-care system, a Florida judge is trying to find them a forever home for the holidays. Tom Flanigan has more.

Florida voters could be asked to ban oil drilling off Florida’s coasts. The proposal got the green-light Thursday before a Constitution Revision Commission Panel with little opposition.

The number of Floridians living in what’s considered unaffordable housing is growing. That’s according to information from the University of Florida’s Shimberg Center for Housing Studies. Now Regan McCarthy reports a group of lawmakers is pushing a bill to change how the state’s affordable housing funds are spent.

The Florida Supreme Court has tossed out a case challenging the governor's right to make last minute appointments. The justices decided it’s too soon to review because the appointments haven't been made yet. Kate Payne reports without a clear ruling, some are worried about a potential constitutional crisis. 

More than half a million motorcycles and mopeds are registered in the state of Florida. They’re a common vehicle for college students. They’re relatively inexpensive and an easy way to get around town. But some are questioning if they are safe.