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).

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6:21 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Capital Report: 04-15-2014

During the past several years Governor Rick Scott has touted Florida as a refuge from “burdensome regulations’ and has made it a goal to get more businesses into the state. Florida’s unemployment rate has fallen below the national average during that time, but as Lynn Hatter reports, some groups argue the state continues to over-regulate businesses, and at least one group is targeting several industries they say, are primed for de-regulation.

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WFSU Program Feed
6:17 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Capital Report: 04-14-2014

There are classic conflicts all over the place….between nations….between spouses….and between local and state governments.  Every year Florida lawmakers come to Tallahassee and some of the bills they back would reduce the authority of cities and counties.  At the same time, these local governments mount defensive strategies to stave off what they see as improper power grabs by state government.  Lynn Hatter’s been following the latest tussle in Tallahassee..

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WFSU Program Feed
6:11 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Capital Report: 04-11-2014

The House has moved ahead with its plans to expand the state’s corporate tax scholarship program, over the objections of the Senate. Lynn Hatter reports the lower chamber hopes by tying the expansion to another bill and watering it down, the Senate will be more likely to take it up.

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WFSU Program Feed
6:24 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Capital Report: 04-10-2014

The Florida House is cobbling together several different health-related bills in the hope the combined proposal will sway the Senate to vote for them. But as Lynn Hatter reports, the new, combined proposal still doesn’t sway some in the originating chamber.

A pension reform proposal is now heading to the House floor, while its Senate companion just cleared its first committee. As Sascha Cordner reports, while both now scaled-back bills have their differences, they have an equal amount of opposition from public employees and most Democrats stacked against them.

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WFSU Program Feed
6:22 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Capital Report: 04-09-2014

Bills raising Florida’s minimum wage were assigned to committees but never heard after South Florida Democrats filed them this session. But as Jessica Palombo reports, that didn’t stop several lawmakers from trying to highlight how hard it is to shop on a tight budget—by making a grocery run in Tallahassee this [Wednesday] morning.

This week is Road Safety Week in Florida, and to commemorate the week, state lawmakers joined by law enforcement gave an update Wednesday on several traffic safety bills that are moving—and may not be moving—in the Legislature. Sascha Cordner reports.

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