Capital Report: 01-24-2018

Jan 24, 2018

A gun bill that’s had some problems in the Florida Senate this legislative session has passed its first House committee. Sascha Cordner reports.

The Florida House and Senate are already clashing over education—higher ed in particular. Lynn Hatter reports the House is planning deep cuts for the state’s public colleges and universities while the Senate is looking to increase funding for both systems.

New legislation expanding a needle-exchange program moved through both the Florida House and Senate today. Sara Hetherington (heather-ing-ton) reports.

Florida’s offshore drilling concerns have made headlines recently. And now, nearly 80 years into the industry’s existence in Florida, state government officials are searching for some permanency on the issue. As Andrew Quintana reports.

A proposed constitutional amendment among the many under consideration by Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission would give any child in a judicial dependency proceeding the right to an attorney.  Tom Flanigan spoke with a veteran children’s court judge who has serious concerns about that proposal.

As technology changes, Florida’s laws often struggle to keep up. Now as Regan McCarthy report lawmakers are considering a bill to guide how law enforcement can use information and recordings stored in electronic devices.