Capital Report: 12-06-2019
An active shooter and three victims are dead after gunfire at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola early this (Friday) morning, with at least 11 others treated at Baptist and Sacred Heart Hospitals in Pensacola. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody reports.
Gun Safety advocates say more needs to be done to prevent mass shootings. But some say their proposals could be hard to enforce. Robbie Gaffney reports.
George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of shooting and killing black teen Trayvon Martin in 2012, is now suing members of the Martin family and their attorney Ben Crump. Ryan Dailey has the story.
Florida’s clemency process has faced criticism for being harsh, laborious, and too slow. In a 2018 a judge ruled it unconstitutional. But the state appealed the ruling and the court granted a stay – meaning the process hasn’t changed. Now the only Democrat on the clemency board says things are getting worse. Blaise Gainey has the story.
Florida’s Office of Financial Regulation finally has a leader. OFR has been without a commissioner since last spring. This week, the Florida Cabinet appointed a securities lawyer from Coral Gables to take over the office. But, as Gina Jordan reports, two Cabinet members disagree on whether the decision was made according to Florida’s open government Sunshine Law.
Are they an innovative approach to the state’s future transportation needs or an environmental and economic road to nowhere? Florida lawmakers approved the creation of three new toll roads during the last legislative session, but opposition from environmentalists, small business owners and local officials is growing.
“Just Say No” isn’t doing enough to keep Florida’s youth from experimenting with drugs. That’s according to a coalition of state and local leaders who are working together to launch a new drug education initiative. Regan McCarthy has more….