Capital Report: 02-08-2018

Feb 8, 2018

Lynn Hatter talks about today’s Tallahassee hearing by federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management officials (attended by many nervous environmental groups) on the topic of opening up drilling leases in federal waters off the Florida coast.

Florida lawmakers want to cut penalties for people who accidentally show their concealed weapons. The bill is ready for a floor vote in the House. But Kate Payne reports gun control advocates are worried the plan is a step towards open carry. 

While Florida lawmakers approved funding for the so-called Hope Scholarship program as part of the House budget proposal, Shawn Mulcahy reports bills creating the program are still making their way through the committee process.

A bill allowing Florida prison officials to recruit more young correctional officers is continuing to move in both chambers of the Florida Legislature. Sascha Cordner reports.

A bill to end the use of steroids in racing greyhounds is moving forward after sidestepping an amendment some say could have derailed the measure. Regan McCarthy has more.

A Bill would require the display of the state motto ‘In God We Trust’ in every Pre-K through-grade 12 public school in Florida as we hear from Davondra Alston.