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Capital Report: 12-11-2015

Florida politicians are firing back at GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. Seán Kinane (kuh-NANN) from member station WMNF reports, it stems from Trump’s call this week for Muslims to be stopped from entering the United States.

If the Seminole Tribe of Florida plays its cards right, it could soon be offering even more games at its Florida casinos.  Regan McCarthy reports the governor and tribe have inked a three-billion-dollar deal.

There’s a storm brewing over the Big Cypress National Preserve in Southwest Florida next to the Everglades. The federal government is deciding whether to allow seismic testing for oil deposits in the home of the state’s most endangered species. Capital Report’s Jim Ash talks to WGCU reporter Topher Forhecz (FOUR-hez.)

Over the years, organized crime has evolved.  To keep up with that evolution, U-S law enforcement agencies have pushed for newer and more expansive authority to take on the challenge.  But Nick Evans reports one of those tools is raising concerns in the Florida statehouse.

The Florida Bar Board of Governors is pushing back against the state’s expert witness testimony law.  That law determines what kind of scientific testimony can be brought before a court of law as we hear from Kate Payne.