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Capital Report: March 15, 2023

Legislation that would allow people in Florida to carry concealed weapons without a permit is set to get taken up by the House and Senate. But as Valerie Crowder reports, the bill also includes funding for school safety, drawing special ire from Democrats...

A MAJOR higher education reform bill has started moving in the Florida Sente—but with a MAJOR change: it no longer bans majors and minors in subjects like gender studies, intersectionality and critical race theory. Lynn Hatter reports, after concerns raised by Black Greek letter groups, lawmakers have also amended the bill to protect more student groups from similar bans, but the proposal is still under fire.

Teachers will be limited to using only the pronouns that correspond with their students’ sex assigned at birth under a bill moving through the Florida legislature. Regan McCarthy reports the measure is an expansion of the so called “Don’t Say Gay” bill lawmakers passed last year.

Florida teacher union leaders and book authors are rallying together to raise awareness of the importance of books amid new laws that required reading material be pre-approved by the state before hitting school classrooms and libraries. Adrian Andrews has more.

A Senate committee today (Wednesday) took up a bill that would continue Gov. Ron DeSantis' efforts to crack down on illegal immigration. More from Tom Flanigan.

Gina Jordan previews Thursday’s expected Capital agenda.