Capital Report: 02-08-2019

Feb 11, 2019

Governor Ron DeSantis is proposing changes to the state’s Best and Brightest program that he says will result in sizable bonuses for highly rated teachers. Ryan Dailey reports this comes amid a teacher shortage that has made recruitment a necessity.

Turning around a troubled school isn't easy, and Florida lawmakers have tried many formulas over the years. On Thursday, the House PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee learned how one approach has increased graduation and income rates while driving down crime and other social ills. Margie Menzel reports.

Under a pair of bills going before the Florida legislature this session, women could be charged with a third degree felony if they get an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Kevin Del Orbe [del-OR-bay] has more

A non-euphoric strain of cannabis is being sold in stores across Florida. It’s available as oils, edibles, and even flower. But as questions about the legality of it linger, CBD remains in limbo. Blaise Gainey has more.

Final invoices are going out this week to SunPass customers who got caught in a billing backlog. The problem began with a trouble-plagued update to the state’s toll road system. Gina Jordan reports issues that have bedeviled a SunPass contractor since last June still haven’t been completely worked out.

Officials from Mexico Beach and Port Saint Joe say it will take many more months to clear debris from the once pristine shore. After hurricane Michael, the priority is shifting from recovery to rebuilding, but Robbie Gaffney reports some residents are still in need of assistance.