Capital Report: 04-09-2019

Apr 9, 2019

Florida’s tourism and marketing agency could be going away if the Florida House has its way. It comes as tourism remains the state’s dominant industry, and the state continues recovering from toxic algae blooms and hurricanes. Lynn Hatter has more.

A Florida House bill that looks to crack down on human trafficking may be getting some changes before its next committee stop. Ryan Dailey reports Representative Heather Fitzenhagen’s bill passed the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday.         

The Florida House is considering a bill that would require an annual report on intellectual freedom and viewpoint diversity at the state’s public universities. The measure has drawn criticism from some and praise from others. Morgan Martin takes a closer look at the history of the issue.

You may have already heard about America’s rapidly growing measles epidemic.  Until now, Florida seemed to be immune.  But as we hear from WLRN’s Christine DiMattei (dee-muh-TAY), that no longer seems to be the case.

Gina Jordan has been checking out the Legislature’s schedule.

As the growth rate in Florida climbs, one Florida lawmaker says It’s time to take another look at the state’s community development rules. Regan McCarthy has more….