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February 14, 2022

Gov. Ron DeSantis says he does NOT support stripping funding from the dozen Florida school districts that defied his ban on mandatory student masking. But he would support allowing parents to sue those districts if they could prove their children were harmed by the policy. Lynn Hatter reports the governor’s comments come as the House pitches a 200 million dollar cut to districts that refused to allow parents to opt their kids out of face mask policies.

This week marks the fourth anniversary of the massacre at Parkland High School in Broward County. From WLRN, Kate Payne shares the tale of one family for whom the healing process has been anything but easy.

The specter of a ticking clock seems to be gaining more prominence at the Florida Capitol, as we hear from Gina Jordan.