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Capital Report: 04-30-2014

The divisions among Florida Senators when it comes to whether undocumented students should be charged in-state tuition rates are becoming clearer, ahead of a planned vote on the issue Thursday. Lynn Hatter reports the Senate has changed the bill to reduce tuition rates for other groups of students as well.

You may have heard of the never-ending story.  That tale could be about the reform of Florida’s public pension system.  Sascha Cordner reports that overhaul seems up in the air once again after a procedural move in the state senate today.

Deadly weather struck Northwest Florida today.  We get the details from Dave Dunwoody from member station WUWF in Pensacola.

When the next governor’s first term expires in January of 2019, so will the terms of three Florida Supreme Court Justices. Now Regan McCarthy reports some lawmakers say the people should decide whether the incoming or outgoing governor should get to appoint new justices.

The first phase of SunRail officially begins service tomorrow (Thursday), but with many Central Floridians accustomed to using their own cars for all their transportation needs, SunRail faces a fundamental question: how do you convince people to give up their driving habit in favor of mass transit? Experts say it’s no small feat to entice Central Florida away from its “car-centric” culture. From Member Station WMFE, Nicole Creston followed SunRail’s route to Rollins College, where she checked in with professors of marketing and urban planning on the psychology of switching to mass transit.