Capital Report

Fridays, 6:30 pm ET & 9:00 pm ET

WFSU/Florida Public Radio reporters, as well as reporters from public radio stations across the state, bring you timely news and information from around Florida. Whether it's legislative maneuvers between legislative sessions, the economy, environmental issues, tourism, business or the arts, Capital Report gives information on issues that affect the lives of everyday Floridians.

Capital Report is broadcast each Friday at 6:30 pm and 9:00pm ET on 88.9FM - WFSU Tallahassee, 5:30 pm CT on 89.1FM -WFSW Panama City and on public radio stations across the state (check local listings).

During Florida Legislative Session: Weekdays 6:30 pm & 9:00 pm ET - 88.9FM WFSU Tallahassee & Weekdays 5:30 pm CT - 89.1FM WFSW Panama City and on public radio stations across the state (check local listings).

Capital Report: 02-10-2016

12 hours ago

The Florida House has moved forward with a proposal to reduce the cost of school construction and steer more dollars to charter schools. Lynn Hatter reports over the objection of superintendents, the House Appropriations Committee approved the bill. But it could face challenges in the Senate.

The third time was not the charm Tuesday evening for advocates of a lesbian gay bisexual and transgender civil rights measure.  Nick Evans reports senators remained deadlocked—effectively precluding any chance of passage this session.

Capital Report: 02-09-2016

Feb 9, 2016

Florida is pushing ahead with new restrictions for the state’s abortion providers while earlier restrictions are locked up in court.  Nick Evans reports a twenty-four hour waiting period approved last year came before the First District Court of Appeals Tuesday.

The so called Pastor Protection Act is moving forward in the Florida Senate while it awaits a hearing on the House floor. And while some are pushing against the legislation saying it unfairly targets the state’s same sex community, Regan McCarthy reports others are pushing to expand it.

Capital Report: 02-08-2016

Feb 8, 2016

Same sex couples can marry, but in Florida members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community lack a number of basic protections against discrimination.  Nick Evans reports a measure that would change that is in trouble. 

Capital Report: 02-05-2016

Feb 5, 2016

The state Legislature is on the verge of extending healthcare to thousands of Florida children.  Nick Evans reports revisions to the KidCare program will cover children of legal immigrants.

A bill allowing all sexual abuse victims to avoid going physically to court to give their testimony during a trial has passed its first Senate panel. But, as Sascha Cordner reports, not without some concerns

Capital Report: 02-04-2016

Feb 4, 2016

A bill to protect Florida clergy from conducting marriage ceremonies that violate their beliefs is moving forward. Regan McCarthy reports, the next stop for the House measure is the chamber’s floor.

Alimony reform is back before Florida lawmakers. But the bill’s sponsor says this year’s version of the bill is different. Lynn Hatter reports Republican Representative Colleen Burton is backing one of the legislature’s most emotionally-charged issues.