Capital Report: 04-22-2014
A proposal to expand the state’s so-called school voucher program has been revived in the Senate. The move comes in the waning weeks of the legislative session but as Lynn Hatter the new, Senate version of the expansion doesn’t quite match with what the House wants.
The Florida Senate’s pension reform proposal is now heading to the floor, after it passed its last committee Tuesday. But, as Sascha Cordner reports, tension surrounding the pension issue is mounting as those opposed say they’re tired of legislature’s continual attacks on state workers.
With Florida lawmakers returning from recess, House Democrats are highlighting missed opportunities. As Nick Evans reports, they’re pushing a slate of what they call unfinished business - ignored legislation they hope can gain traction before the session ends.
Lawmakers are working to ensure gun owners won’t have to face any discrimination when purchasing insurance. Regan McCarthy reports that’s the subject of a bill that passed out of the full House Tuesday.
Today is [Tuesday was] Earth Day, the annual environmental-protection celebration now in its forty-fourth year. As Jessica Palombo reports, Florida Senator Bill Nelson noted the occasion with a climate change hearing in Miami Beach—while environmental advocates kept a close eye on the state Legislature.