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Capital Report: April 18, 2023

A slate of bills that opponents say are aimed at the LGBTQ+ community had hearings in the house today (Tuesday) Regan McCarthy has more…

Across the country, the landscape for abortions is changing. No place is that statement more clear than in Florida, where Republican Governor Ron DeSantis quickly signed a new 6-week ban into law as a federal judge’s decision to possibly outlaw abortion medication is under appeal.

More Florida school districts could soon offer year-round education. A 4-year pilot program for 5 school districts is being put forth by Democratic Senator Linda Stewart. Lynn Hatter reports, some education officials are excited about the prospect.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has informed more than 30 social service providers statewide that the department lacks the budget authority to pass on federal funds meant for low-income families in crisis. But as Margie Menzel reports, it’s a good thing the Legislature is in session.