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Capital Report: 2-10-2020

The Florida Senate is moving its version of a plan allowing college athletes to receive pay for their name, image and likeness. Florida is trying to follow California, which passed a law allowing student athletes to earn money from endorsements. Blaise Gainey has the details.

The Florida Department of Education, Chamber of Commerce and Early Learning providers are coalescing their support for a bill that changes how the state’s voluntary pre-kindergarten providers are rated and overseen. Still, as Lynn Hatter reports, the providers say the bill isn’t quite perfect.

When Florida legislators are forced out of office because of term limits, a lot of them return through the Capitol's revolving door -- this time as lobbyists. That was the case involving Frank Artiles (ar-TILL-ees), a former senator from Miami-Dade, who was forced to resign three years ago. But there was just one problem -- a little-noticed rule in the House that prevents former lawmakers from lobbying for SIX years.  Steve Bousquet has our report.

Should people appointed to local state boards get more financial training? Some Florida lawmakers think so. Regan McCarthy reports a bill moving through both the House and Senate impose fiduciary requirements and require special training for appointed state and local government officials.

Sponsors of a bill that puts a moment of silence at the top of each day in Florida’s public schools say it’s about mitigating stress in a hectic world. The bill is cruising through both chambers, but Ryan Dailey reports some are warning that it’s rooted in Judeo-Christian values. 

Floridians will vote in the presidential primary election next month.

The Democratic field of candidates remains crowded and they’ll have to convince South Florida voters in order to have a shot at winning the state. On the South Florida Roundup, host Tom Hudson talked about the Democratic race with Telemundo 51 anchor Gloria Ordaz (or-DAS) and Miami Herald politics reporter David Smiley.

Let’s look ahead to Tuesday’s expected action at the Capitol. Here’s Gina Jordan….

Tallahassee is now the home of a brand new, 24-hour television network. The Black News Channel officially launched today. Victoria Dominguez reports it’s projected to reach millions of households across the nation.