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Capital Report: 03-15-2019

Smokeable medical marijuana and expanded private school vouchers.  Those were two of the more controversial measures that were fast-tracked by lawmakers during this second week of the 2019 lawmaking session.  Blaise Gainey and Lynn Hatter talk it over with Tom Flanigan at the Capital Reporters’ Roundtable.

Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez talks about her priorities and determination to be a very active and involved partner with Governor DeSantis.

The government watchdog group TaxWatch has released its assessment of the Florida College System. The organization’s research found the schools do raise wages for their graduates as well as boosting the state’s economy. Kevin Del Orbe [del-Or-bay] reports.

A bill looking to exempt municipal utility customers’ usage data from public record has cleared its final committee stop in the Florida House. Ryan Dailey recently spoke with Florida Municipal Electric Association director Amy Zubaly (Zoo-bih-LEE) about why her organization supports what she sees as a measure for consumer protection.

Gina Jordan provides us with a preview of next week’s legislative action.

Florida lawmakers are looking for a reliable source of funding to help the struggling Apalachicola Bay area. Regan McCarthy has more….