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February 19, 2021

Would you like to see your auto insurance rates go down? Florida lawmakers say they’re looking at a way to make that happen as we hear from Blaise Gainey.

Wilton Simpson had no way of knowing he would have to help guide Florida through a pandemic when he secured votes from senators several years ago to become Senate president starting this Session. The Pasco County farmer is balancing senators’ priorities with those of the House and Governor Ron DeSantis, while closing a multi-billion budget shortfall during a period of redistricting. We get the details from Steve Bousquet.

Two bills filed in the Florida Legislature seek to give every county elections supervisor the option to operate county-wide Election Day polling sites. Valerie Crowder reports in the last four election cycles, two counties, recovering from Hurricane Michael, have operated “super voting” sites where any voter may cast a ballot.

The seemingly perpetual interstate water war over the waters that ultimately wind up in Florida’s famous Apalachicola Bay, could finally be heading for resolution. The battle, VCourt. This week, we’re taking a look at the issue from both sides of the Florida-Georgia line, starting with Georgia. We get that perspective from WABE-Atlanta Reporter Molly Samuel.

Rob Diaz de Villegas has the Florida viewpoint on the long-running interstate water dispute.

Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - commonly referred to as the “F-W-C,” is considering banning people from buying tegus and green iguanas to keep as pets. As Robbie Gaffney reports, the sellers of those creatures are not in favor of that prospect.