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Capital Report: 03-16-2015

A proposal allowing guns to be carried on public college and university campuses is gaining steam in the legislature. Lynn Hatter reports while the bill applies to all public higher educations in Florida—one school, Florida State University—is dominating the conversation.

Governor Rick Scott wants to cut over half a billion dollars in taxes in the coming fiscal year—much of that coming from a reduction in taxes on cell phone and cable bills.  Nick Evans reports the plan is moving forward in the Senate.

A panel of Florida lawmakers is continuing a discussion into reforming the state’s troubled prison system. Sascha Cordner reports the group heard testimony today (Monday) about widespread corruption and abuse within  prison walls..

In Florida, a person can be sentenced to death without the unanimous agreement of a jury that that’s appropriate. Regan McCarthy reports it’s become a sticking point garner the attention of the state’s legislature and the nation’s Supreme Court.

Florida’s unemployment website, called CONNECT, has had a slew of unresolved problems since its launch in 2013. As Matthew Seeger reports, both CONNECT and the Department of Economic Opportunity that runs it, are being treated to what critics are calling a long-overdue auditing.

Most people don’t think about the septic tank until it needs to be pumped out. And even then, most people don’t care where the stuff goes when the smelly truck pulls away. But as Jim Ash reports, some lawmakers are looking at the final destination closely and environmentalists are concerned.