Capital Report: 08-14-2015
The legislature has wrapped up its first week of special session and if there’s one unifying theme it’s dissatisfaction with the Supreme Court as we hear from Nick Evans.
Florida’s Medicaid costs will go up next year. As Lynn Hatter reports, that hike appears inevitable even if the legislature doesn’t expand the program to more low-income residents who qualify under the Affordable Care Act.
Several gun-related bills have already been filed for the 2016 legislative session. But, as Sascha Cordner reports, it includes a non-controversial bill agreed to by both the Florida Police Chiefs and the NRA.
As Florida officials work to help citizens dry out their businesses and homes following a set of storms that left five counties under a state of emergency due to flooding, others are working to ensure the flood insurance rates don’t force them under water again.
If you live in Tallahassee and you need a ride to the airport, go ahead and tap your Uber app. But don’t be surprised if the guy who pulls into your driveway is House Rules Chairman Ritch Workman. As Jim Ash reports, the gregarious Melbourne Republican has found a way to make money killing time between boring committee meetings and tense floor votes, and he loves every minute of it.