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: 08-28-2015

Aug 28, 2015

Politicians and activists are taking the fight for Florida’s congressional borders to court.  Again.  Nick Evans reports the courts are weighing whether to take over or leave the next draft in the hands of lawmakers.

Capital Report: 08-21-2015

Aug 21, 2015

With the end of a special session looming, state lawmakers scrambled Friday—looking for a way to agree on a new congressional map for Florida.  But Nick Evans reports lawmakers failed to make any headway, and it leaves the door open for the state Supreme Court to redraw borders.

Capital Report: 08-14-2015

Aug 14, 2015

The legislature has wrapped up its first week of special session and if there’s one unifying theme it’s dissatisfaction with the Supreme Court as we hear from Nick Evans.

Florida’s Medicaid costs will go up next year.  As Lynn Hatter reports, that hike appears inevitable even if the legislature doesn’t expand the program to more low-income residents who qualify under the Affordable Care Act.

Capital Report: 08-07-2015

Aug 7, 2015

A starting point for new Florida Congressional districts has been revealed and it’s setting off a firestorm among incumbents, and future candidates. Lynn Hatter reports as state lawmakers prepare to draw the districts for a third time, the fourth lawsuit over the process has been launched.

As workers across the country push for higher minimum wage, two Florida lawmakers are joining the fight. They’ve filed a bill that would raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. But Regan McCarthy reports earning a living wage is about more than a person’s hourly pay.

Capital Report: 07-31-2015

Jul 31, 2015

Florida’s plan to privatize the state’s Medicaid program for low-income residents, was billed as a cost-saver to the state. And last year, Florida healthcare officials started steering people out of the old fee-for-service model, and into private health plans. But as Lynn Hatter reports the insurance companies are coming back to the state, saying they’re running more than 500-million dollars in the red.

Lawmakers are preparing their return to Tallahassee, but for some August’s special session will complicate professional lives at home.  Nick Evans has more.