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Capital Report: 03-07-2018

The Florida legislative session is heading into overtime after a disagreement over how to fund hospitals stalled negotiations. But Lynn Hatter reports the two chambers reached an agreement Wednesday how to reimburse the facilities for treating low income and uninsured patients.

A measure to address Florida’s growing opioid crisis is nearing completion with just days left in the legislative session. Regan McCarthy has more....

The debate over gun safety moved to the Florida House today (Wednesday.) Sascha Cordner takes us to some of the discussions that occurred as the issue divided that chamber along mostly partisan lines.
Wednesday marked the Florida Cabinet’s final meeting for this year’s legislative session. After, Governor Rick Scott and Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam shared their thoughts on current issues the state will have to deal with this session and beyond. Andrew Quintana reports.

While it seems likely few (if any) Republican candidates for Florida governor will campaign in favor of anything that might be considered “gun control,” it seems the Democratic contenders are trying to outdo each other in their zeal for more restrictive firearms policies.  Tom Flanigan reports.

A Tallahassee defense lawyer finds it absurd that he has to disclose which experts he might call on in his case to the prosecutor. Current legal procedure forces attorneys working pro bono cases to do so. Ryan Dailey reports.