Capital Report: 1-29-2020

Jan 29, 2020

Most Florida state government elected officials in Florida have term limits. That includes the Governor, members of the House and Senate.  On the federal side, it also applies to the state’s Congressional Delegation. But many local elected officials, including county school board members, don’t have those restrictions. A lawmaker is trying to give voters the opportunity to change that. Blaise Gainey has the details.

Since time immemorial, information about public officials has pretty much been exactly that: public!  But supporters of a bill think some personal information about Florida lawmakers should be kept confidential.  More on that story from Steve Bousquet.

Governor Ron DeSantis is working to keep Hurricane Michael recovery front and center this legislative session. Regan McCarthy has more….

Last year, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Florida’s first-ever chief resilience officer to help the state deal with sea level rise and other effects of climate change.  In her first one-on-one interview since she was appointed in August, Julia Nesheiwat (NEE-shu-watt) tells Jacksonville sister station’s WJCT’s Brendan Rivers that technology, collaborative efforts, and emissions reductions should all be part of the state’s adaptation strategy.

When someone dies without a will, their land typically goes to family. But if relatives can’t decide what to do with that property, families could wind up in court, and the judge could place the land up for auction. Robbie Gaffney reports a bill moving through the legislature aims to stop that from happening.

A busy legislative calendar faces lawmakers tomorrow. Here’s Gina Jordan.…

The Iowa Caucuses will be held Monday, and for the first time, some of those caucuses will be taking place outside the state of Iowa. WUWF’s Sandra Averhart recently talked to the organizer of a caucus that will be held in the Pensacola area.