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April 2, 2021

Florida lawmakers are trying again to limit the salaries of local school board members. The idea is one that’s been tried before. Now a proposed constitutional amendment would ask voters to decide whether to keep paying locally elected officials who oversee the state’s public school. Lynn Hatter has the story.

A federal judge will hear arguments April 13th in an attempt by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody to block immigration decisions by President Joe Biden’s administration. Moody filed a lawsuit March 8th alleging that moves by the Biden administration threaten public safety. In the meantime, Governor Ron DeSantis is calling on the federal government to ensure the transfer of undocumented immigrants to the custody of ICE - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement - once they’ve completed their prison sentences. More from Gina Jordan.

Valerie Crowder has been following the progress of legislation that would ramp up penalties for any public demonstration that police call “violent.” The legislation has passed the House and action is pending in at least one Senate committee. She talks about it with Tom Flanigan.

The Parents Bill of Rights is making another round through the Florida Legislature. WMNF’s Daniel Figueroa IV reports some fear the bill will compel teachers and counselors to forcibly out LGBTQ students to their families. And the consequences could be fatal.

Georgia officials are celebrating a victory in the state’s long-running fight with its neighbors over water. The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a case, in which Florida was asking the court to limit Georgia’s water use. But as WABE’s Molly Samuel and WFSU’s Lynn Hatter report, there’s still no clear end in sight to the interstate water wars.

A pair of bills moving through the legislature focuses on keeping kids safe on their way to and from school. The measures give schools the go ahead to use cameras to crack down on traffic violations. Regan McCarthy has more.