Capital Report: 03-28-2014

Mar 28, 2014

A bill significantly expanding Florida’s school voucher program is headed for the House floor, even though a similar proposal was withdrawn from the Senate, leading many to believe the issue was dead for this session. As Jessica Palombo reports, a Friday committee hearing revived a familiar -- and heated -- debate on education and religion. 

A couple of abortion-related measures are moving in the Florida Legislature, while others appear stalled. Sascha Cordner reports there was much impassioned testimony before lawmakers.

Domestic Violence Sufferers Could Get Hearsay Exception

Mar 28, 2014
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Jessica Palombo / WFSU-FM

Domestic violence sufferers could soon have wider leeway to use statements made against their accusers during court proceedings. Under a pair of bills moving through the Legislature, the concept of hearsay could be amended in an effort to encourage more victims to name their abusers and bring them to trial.