Capital Report: 03-09-2018
After passing the Florida legislature this week, Governor Rick Scott decided to sign the gun safety legislation into law. As Sascha Cordner reports, earlier in the week, he told reporters he’d wait before signing it, until he talked to the families who were impacted by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school.
Tom Flanigan wanders the Florida Capitol’s fourth floor to gauge the mood of this final scheduled day of Session. He talks about it with the head of the state’s largest police union and a former veteran lawmaker.
Many issues were left unresolved during this year’s lawmaking session. Lynn Hatter and Regan McCarthy hit the highlights.
Will controversial speakers soon be able to sue universities if their event is cancelled or interrupted by student protestors? Ryan Dailey reports on the fiery debate over a bill in the House that would allow for such litigation.
A bill that expands direct primary care services is on its way to the Governor’s desk for final approval. Supporters of the measure believe that in the end, separating primary care doctors from insurance standards will ultimately trickle down benefits to the healthcare industry. Andrew Quintana reports.