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Capital Report: 3-9-2020

With the number of Covid-19 cases in Florida on the rise, Governor Ron DeSantis provides an update.  This after five state representatives attended a Washington, DC conference and had possible interactions with a person who later tested positive for the virus.

The Florida Senate has passed a bill requiring employers use the federal E-Verify system to ensure they don’t hire undocumented workers. Ryan Dailey reports the version of the bill that passed isn’t quite what its sponsor envisioned.

For the first time in more than a decade, the Florida legislature will fully fund affordable housing programs. This comes as the state faces what some call, an affordable housing crisis. Robbie Gaffney reports.

Steve Bousquet sat down with Governor DeSantis’s Chief of Staff Shane Strum recently to gain some insights into how that job helps guide priorities for, not only his boss, but the entire mechanism of state government.  Bousquet shares the highlights of that chat with Tom Flanigan.

Six months ago Hurricane Dorian pounded the northern Bahamas with a category 5 storm. Along with the wind came a 30 foot storm surge that overwhelmed the islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco [AB-uh-ko]. WLRN’s Danny Rivero was in Grand Bahama last week to look into the long-term effects of all that water.