Capital Report: 04-29-2013
State of Florida employees and public school teachers are slated for pay raises. But the amount of money they’ll get depends on their current salaries, and in the case of teachers, their annual performance evaluations, and as Lynn Hatter reports, some teachers, and their unions aren’t not impressed.
After going on what he called an education listening tour last year, Governor Scott is signing a bill that removes several state regulations for school districts. Jessica Palombo reports, the governor asked school superintendents which rules were most burdensome.
A bill that would speed up the state’s death penalty process is on its way to the governor’s desk. Regan McCarthy reports some say the bill ensures justice for victims and their families, while others worry it could block justice for the accused.
A measure reducing the price, but still allowing doctors to provide medicines to worker’s comp patients is a step closer to becoming Florida law. Ryan Benk reports the bill, which has failed three years in a row, may be passed this year because of a compromise.
A measure allowing certain hospitals and nursing homes to bypass state rules to fill what they’re saying is an immediate need passed the Florida House Tuesday. But, as Sascha Cordner reports, some say the bill is giving special treatment to financial backers of the Republican-led Florida Legislature