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February 3, 2022

State leaders are considering setting a minimum wage for school workers of $15 an hour. It comes amid staffing shortages in positions such as bus drivers and food service workers. Gina Jordan reports the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education is also looking into ways to boost reading levels.

Republicans say they’re just trying to give colleges and universities more options when it comes to finding an accrediting agency; but others see something far more insidious—an effort to break the influence of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools—which has repeatedly snubbed efforts by state politicians to influence the outcomes of major decisions. Lynn Hatter reports…

Florida is known for tourism, but as the popularity of vacation rentals grows, lawmakers are looking into legislation that would once again tweak how they’re regulated and who is in charge of making those rules. Regan McCarthy has more….

This is Children’s Week Florida at the Capitol. The event was put on hold last year because of the pandemic, but has now returned with advocates lobbying lawmakers and outstanding children’s champions receiving honors. Tom Flanigan has that.