April 28, 2021
Florida could become the latest state to revamp its election laws in the wake of the 2020 election. Lynn Hatter reports the legislation follows disproven claims of voter fraud by former President Donald Trump in states other than Florida.
The Florida Legislature is getting closer to passing a measure that would place checks on how social media companies police their platforms. As the session nears its end, both chambers have passed slightly different versions of the bill. Both would require social media platforms to notify users of the policies they’re violating before their content could be censored or their accounts shut down. The bills would also give the state the authority to find those companies thousands of dollars per day if they censor a political candidate. Valerie Crowder reports the G-O-P backed bill has divided members along party lines. And even legal experts don’t totally agree on how well the measure would stand up in court if it becomes law.
Environmentalists are hoping Governor Ron DeSantis vetoes a proposal that would stop local governments from banning or restricting what fuels utilities can use. They fear it could threaten local clean energy plans as we hear from Robbie Gaffney.
News Service of Florida Capitol Reporter Dara Kam talks about her impressions of a legislative session that’s been unique in far more ways than one.
Debate in the Florida House was spirited today (Wednesday) on a measure that puts new rules in place for how governments should respond to public health emergencies. Regan McCarthy reports the discussion centered on what some are calling “vaccine discrimination.”