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Capital Report: 1-22-2020

On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a bill requiring parental consent for a minor’s abortion passed its last committee stop. The measure will now be heading to the floor. Robbie Gaffney reports.

One of the first bills ready to be voted on by the full senate is a bill stopping local governments from regulating sunscreen. It’s one of several preemption bills that have been filed this session.  Blaise Gainey has the details.

A decade ago a fight broke out in Florida over whether to require businesses to use the federal E-Verify system to ensure employees are eligible to work in the United States. The solution at the time was an executive order by then-Governor Rick Scott to require E-Verify for state workers. Now, as Lynn Hatter tells us, the idea is back: pitched by governor Ron DeSantis.

Republican state legislators are trying to abolish Florida’s ‘permanent’ alimony system. Ryan Dailey reports a bill would place caps on the duration of payments, but a Florida Bar section is opposing the changes.

Ira Glass - creator, producer and host of "This American Life" will be at The Mahaffey Theatre in St Petersburg Saturday [January 25th]. WUSF's Lisa Peakes talks with Glass about his creative process, the current media landscape, and his commitment to helping young journalists.

There’s a busy calendar for the Florida Legislature tomorrow as we hear from Gina Jordan.…

A panel of lawmakers got a little…spacey…today (Wednesday) as they discussed bonding opportunities for Space Florida and proposed a new Capitol monument. Regan McCarthy has more….