Capital Report: 04-05-2019

Apr 5, 2019

Housing is scarce and evictions in the Panhandle are on the rise, leaving many with nowhere to go. Robbie Gaffney visited one of the hardest-hit areas.

When Hurricane Michael swept through North Florida and the Panhandle, it took out more than just buildings and utilities. The region’s healthcare system was nearly crippled. Lynn Hatter speaks with Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center CEO Brad Griffin about weathering the storm—and coming up with contingency plans.

That was Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center CEO Brad Griffin.  He was interviewed by Lynn Hatter.

A push for Hurricane Michael relief funding is underway in the Florida Capitol.  Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried toured hurricane damage in Calhoun County as state leaders are asking for federal funding in the big bend. Kevin Del Orbe [del-Or-bay] reports.

Both the Florida Senate and House have now passed their respective versions of a state budget. Ryan Dailey has been following that, while Shawn Mulcahy says a bill placing new restrictions on juvenile abortions is on the move in the Legislature.

More than a year after the Parkland school massacre, a comprehensive response on how to best prevent a future tragedy remains a work in progress. For many the question boils down to this: Are parents comfortable with placing their children’s safety in the hands of an armed teacher who has eight hours of active shooter training? Blaise Gainey reports.

Gina Jordan hits the expected highlights coming up at the Capitol for week six.

Lawmakers are considering new legislation they say could set Florida up as the epicenter for testing and creating autonomous vehicles. Regan McCarthy has more….