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Capital Report: 03-03-2015

Mar 3, 2015

Tom Flanigan gives an overview of Governor Rick Scott’s Fifth State of the State address and the two responses from the Legislature’s Democratic leaders.

The Florida Senate is preparing to start debate over expanding Medicaid in Florida. Lynn Hatter reports the issue has been a major contention point between the House and Senate for the past three years.

Capital Report: 01-09-2015

Jan 9, 2015

This week, Florida became the 36th state to allow same-sex marriages.  And Tuesday morning as a Governor and Attorney General that have long opposed the change celebrated their inauguration, Nick Evans reports just blocks away, same-sex couples were reciting their wedding vows.  

With same-sex couples getting hitched right across the street, Governor Rick Scott was sworn into office for the second time Tuesday. Lynn Hatter takes a look at what the governor is promising, and what’s changed from four years ago.

MGN Online

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is continuing to investigate how two inmates got shot at a north central Florida prison over the weekend.

On Saturday, Columbia Correctional officers initially reported two inmates had been stabbed. That’s according to a news release by the Columbia County Sheriff’s office. Later, when deputies arrived at the prison, they realized the inmates had been shot, not stabbed. And, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger says that’s in line with her agency’s investigation of the matter so far.

Capital Report: 12-13-2013

Dec 16, 2013

Come the month of March, the Florida Capitol will be filled with lawmakers, bent on – as their title implies – making new laws.  But at least one lawmaker wants to use the upcoming session as an opportunity for some statutory spring cleaning.  As Ryan Benk reports, a bill repealing a ban on cohabitation in Florida may open a dialogue about the need to strip out-of-date legislation from the books.