The "Dog Days of Summer" have crept into Tallahassee this week but there was still lots of action happening behind the scenes. We'll tell you all about it on Capital Report. Here's a sneak peak of the stories you'll hear tonight:
Carroll says she's sorry:
An apology made to the gay rights community is the latest in the controversy between Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll and her former staffer. Carroll’s apology stems from what some are calling an anti-gay comment she made more than a week ago while trying to defend herself against allegations that she and a female aide were caught in “a compromising position.”
Lawyer who has sued Scott in the past says Gov is trying to "spite" him:
The lawyer representing Carletha Cole is also fighting Florida Governor Rick Scott’s administration in another lawsuit, this one with himself as the plaintiff. Tallahassee lawyer Steven Andrews is suing for the right to purchase the historic building that houses his law office, but Andrews says Scott and his cabinet are trying to buy the building just to spite him.
Florida's economy may be stalling:
It looks like Florida’s foreclosure crisis is far from over. Every one of the state’s major cities are in the national “Top 100” for home foreclosures and this year’s foreclosure rate in most of those cities is higher than last year.
And in recent weeks, there’s been lots of conflicting information coming out from the state. There is agreement that Florida’s economy is growing—but officials disagree on what’s contributing to that growth and whether or not it will continue.
Battle over whether to keep Florida Supreme Court Justices gets political:
The judicial branch is meant to be an impartial arm of the government, but with three Florida Supreme Court justices up for a merit retention vote this year, some say politics are playing a big role in deciding who’s behind the bench.