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April 29, 2021

Florida lawmakers say the state’s property insurance system just isn’t working. Rates are climbing and families are frustrated. Republicans point to frivolous lawsuits brought by bad actors as the reason for the trouble. Regan McCarthy reports a measure to address that is a vote away from the governor’s desk, but not everyone agrees it’s the right solution.

Transgender women and girls would effectively be banned from playing on high school or college female sports teams under a bill approved by both the Florida House and Senate. Robbie Gaffney reports LGBTQ advocates and their allies are calling on Governor Ron DeSantis to veto the proposal.

A police reform bill that garnered support from both Democrats and Republicans is now ready to hit Governor Ron DeSantis’s desk. Kevin Del Orbe reports the measure sailed through the Senate with unanimous support.

Florida’s lawmakers are working to join other states that have enacted consumer data privacy protection laws. The move comes in the absence of broad federal legislation guaranteeing peoples’ right to opt-out of having their personal information collected and shared. Valerie Crowder reports the legislation has bipartisan support as members of both chambers work out an agreement before session is scheduled to end tomorrow (Friday.)

Robert Runcie has been superintendent of Broward County’s public school system for nearly a decade.But for more than three years of that time, his days have been numbered.As we hear from WLRN’s Jessica Bakeman, Runcie ultimately could not survive the biggest challenge - and tragedy - of his career.The shooting that left 17 people dead at Parkland High School under his watch.