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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6:12 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Capital Report: 04-23-2014

Today (Wednesday), the Florida Senate teed up several measures, unanimously passed a bunch more, and sent some over to the Governor for his signature. As Sascha Cordner reports, that includes a bill addressing juvenile life sentencing, a pair of gun-related measures, and another that ups the speed limit on several highways.

Lawmakers in the Florida House passed a bill Wednesday aimed at cracking down on adults in schools who participate in inappropriate relationships with students.

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6:23 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Capital Report: 04-22-2014

A proposal to expand the state’s so-called school voucher program has been revived in the Senate. The move comes in the waning weeks of the legislative session but as Lynn Hatter the new, Senate version of the expansion doesn’t quite match with what the House wants.

The Florida Senate’s pension reform proposal is now heading to the floor, after it passed its last committee Tuesday. But, as Sascha Cordner reports, tension surrounding the pension issue is mounting as those opposed say they’re tired of legislature’s continual attacks on state workers.

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6:03 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Capital Report: 04-21-2014

The Florida House has unveiled its proposal to overhaul the state’s troubled child welfare agency. Lynn Hatter reports it’s a continuation of efforts by lawmakers to  revamp the agency  after a Miami Herald Investigation revealed more than three-dozen children who had previous contact with the department, died.

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6:27 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Capital Report: 04-18-2014

A proposal to give the children of undocumented immigrants in-state tuition is on life support after a powerful committee chairman says he won’t hear the bill. Lynn Hatter reports the move has angered backers, and protests are being planned for the upcoming week.

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6:19 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Capital Report: 04-17-2014

There are three branches of government: legislative, judicial and executive. In recent years, battles have emerged, pitting Florida’s executive and legislative branches, against the judiciary. Many of those battles have to do with policy, but some have to do with funding. Now, as Lynn Hatter reports, some state lawmakers are calling for more money for the courts—primarily for the people who work in them.

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