Capital Report: 03-11-2019

Mar 11, 2019

The 2017 death of a Florida State University fraternity pledge is prompting state lawmakers to consider a change in the state’s hazing law. Spearheading the effort are the parents of Andrew Coffee along with Democratic State Senator Lauren Book. Lynn Hatter has more.

A bill that looks to prevent the creation of sanctuary cities for undocumented immigrants in Florida makes a key committee stop Tuesday. Ryan Dailey reports a coalition of House and Senate Democrats says they’ll fight ‘tooth and nail’ to stop it from passing.

The Florida Senate is one step closer to approving a ban on fracking. But the bill that left the committee looks dramatically different than environmental advocates had hoped. Shawn Mulcahy has more.

The Florida House is weighing funding for building projects at public universities across the state. While these meetings happen every year, Casey Chapter reports they are under more scrutiny now.

Some of Florida’s top female attorneys were meeting in Tallahassee today (Monday).  Tom Flanigan reports a main focus was providing legal help to children in troubled circumstances.

Former Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has an announcement coming this March. Gabrielle Bolden reports.

Tomorrow is Tuesday and there’s a full day’s schedule at the State Capitol as we hear from Gina Jordan.

Plastic surgery has become more and more common and some believe it enhances a person’s looks. But like most surgeries not everyone ends up going as planned. In some situations, it can result in death. Blaise Gainey reports that Miami Republican Senator Anitere Flores presented a bill today that she believes will save lives.