Capital Report: 04-22-2019

Apr 22, 2019

A bill that opens the door for industrial hemp farming in Florida is ready for the floor in both the House and Senate. Regan McCarthy has more....

Gummy Bears, Oils, cocktails and icecream. Products with CBD in them have become ubiquitous in the Sunshine State. The Chemical CBD comes from the cannibus plant, and as WLRN’s Danny Rivero reports, that’s leaving South Florida business owners to operate in a gray area.

Environmental groups gathered at the Capitol Monday, to suggest ideas on how Governor Ron DeSantis can advance clean energy. Gabrielle Bolden reports.

A push to give Floridians greater choice over energy providers is heating up. Proponents say it will increase competition and drive down costs. But Shawn Mulcahy reports not everyone feels the electricity.

Voters across will likely have a chance to raise the minimum wage during the 2020 election if a constitutional amendment petition gains enough signatures. Florida’s Financial Impact Estimating Conference met today to find out what impact it would have on the state. Blaise Gainey reports.

Finally tonight, a provision in the Senate’s criminal justice reform bill could make a big impact early on, if signed into law. Ryan Dailey reports that impact would come in the form of fewer people incarcerated, and significant savings for the state.