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Capital Report: March 21, 2023

In an effort to address the ongoing worker shortage at Florida’s nursing homes, lawmakers are looking into a plan that would let Certified Nursing Assistants get trained as medication aides. Regan McCarthy reports supporters say the plan would free up nurses and create a glide path for CNAs to get more training

Florida is among 15 states where lawmakers have filed legislation aimed at eliminating diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives from college and university campuses. The Chronicle of Higher Education has developed a D-E-I legislation tracker that shows where the bills have been filed and whether they pass. Valerie Crowder spoke with one of the journalists who helped build the tracker and has this report…

Florida crime survivors and their families are calling for lawmakers to pass three bills they say would expand protections for and provide support to victims. As Adrian Andrews, hundreds of rally goers chanted names of their lost loved ones in the state capitol Tuesday to advocate for safety reforms.

Electric vehicle owners in Florida may join drivers in 31 other states who now pay the equivalent of a gas tax. As Gina Jordan reports, a proposal in the state Senate would create a fee for drivers of most hybrid and electric vehicles.