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Capital Report: March 29, 2023

As the Florida Senate prepares to take up a 6-week abortion ban, activists are launching a longshot effort to stop the bill. Regan McCarthy has more….

Black Floridians from across the state traveled to Tallahassee Wednesday to voice their concerns about legislation under consideration in the Republican-controlled legislature this year. Valerie Crowder has more…

Florida’s hemp industry is upset over a legislative plan they claim will hurt their business. The measure’s sponsor says the bill is quote meant to keep companies, quote “in their lane.” Brendan Brown reports, the conflict is over how hemp products are defined in state law.

Florida’s capitol complex could grow by another 4 city blocks. A proposal to expand the area to include more state-owned and public streets is meant to make room for long promised, but yet-to-be built historic monuments. Adrian Andrews has more.

Tom Flanigan reports a big goal of Florida House Speaker Paul Renner – to make sure government investments have nothing to do with equity or social justice goals – is moving ever closer to passage.