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Capital Report: 08-07-2015

A starting point for new Florida Congressional districts has been revealed and it’s setting off a firestorm among incumbents, and future candidates. Lynn Hatter reports as state lawmakers prepare to draw the districts for a third time, the fourth lawsuit over the process has been launched.

As workers across the country push for higher minimum wage, two Florida lawmakers are joining the fight. They’ve filed a bill that would raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. But Regan McCarthy reports earning a living wage is about more than a person’s hourly pay.

After identifying the remains of another boy, University of South Florida researchers are still seeking answers for families of other boys buried on the grounds of the old Dozier School for boys. As Sascha Cordner reports, researchers say they’re finishing up their work to uncover the deadly past of the now-closed North Florida reform school.

This week the Environmental Protection Agency announced the final draft of its clean power plan—a new set of rules aimed at lowering carbon emissions from power plants.  Nick Evans reports supporters and opponents break along familiar lines, but new polling suggests Florida voters may be on the side of reform.

The first chance in decades to bag a bear is irresistible to Florida hunters. As Jim Ash reports, sales of $100 permits are soaring, even though animal rights activists are asking a judge to declare a cease fire.