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: 11-27-2015

Nov 27, 2015

Governor Rick Scott’s state spending proposal for next year continues to build on his jobs message. Scott wants to spend 79-billion dollars but as Lynn Hatter reports, while many of his ideas have support, others are already in trouble in the legislature.

When a person makes a threat against a group or a school, law enforcement must take it seriously.  And now, as Regan McCarthy reports, Florida lawmakers are considering a bill that would make the penalty for such threats ever more serious.

Capital Report: 11-20-2015

Nov 20, 2015

Two Republican lawmakers are pitching a moderate expansion of the medical marijuana system they pushed through the Legislature almost two years ago.  Nick Evans reports the measure removes limits on potency, but only for terminally ill patients.

Making sure former inmates have a fair shot when they leave the prison system could be a legislative goal in 2016. As Sascha Cordner reports, some top Florida lawmakers say they’ve heard some horror stories of people getting sent back to prison over minor infractions.

Capital Report: 11-13-2015

Nov 13, 2015

The legislature decided last year to ban the clandestine use of GPS tracking devices. But as Jim Ash reports, a couple of lawmakers want to let private investigators continue using one of their favorite secret weapons.

A bipartisan effort is underway to relax Florida eligibility requirements for a wrongfully incarcerated inmate with a prior record to be compensated. But, as Sascha Cordner reports, some say they’d like to see that effort go further.

Capital Report: 11-06-2015

Nov 6, 2015

Senators from across the state revolted Thursday after leadership pitched a district map drawn in the house.  Nick Evans reports this is the second time this year the state Legislature has ended a special session without agreeing on a map.

Florida’s appellate and Supreme Court magistrates could face more restrictions on the length of time they can serve. A proposed constitutional amendment to impose judicial term limits has started working its way through the statehouse, but as Lynn Hatter reports, some are skeptical of the motives behind the effort.

Capital Report: 10-30-2015

Oct 30, 2015

The tension was just too much in the halls of Florida’s senate.  Relations finally ruptured this week, with lawmakers taking the floor to bash one another over past sins and misdeeds.  But Nick Evans reports they did get their map.  Now the only question is whether they can gain approval in the House and in the courts.