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Capital Report: April 27, 2023

Tom Flanigan reports the Florida Senate has teed up legislation requiring many employers to use E-Verify to make sure their workers are in the country legally. It would also compel hospitals to determine the immigration status of their patients.

Florida’s 27 Community Action Agencies are celebrating the resumption of access to their money from the federal government. As Margie Menzel reports, that means they can also resume their support for low-income families in crisis.

Valerie Crowder reports from the Federal Courthouse in Tallahassee as the second week of the Andrew Gillum/Sharon Lettman-Hicks trial nears its end. And as this program was being assembled, we got late word that the defense in the trial of Gillum and Lettman-Hicks has rested its case.

The Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the state’s universities, issued an emergency regulation last month banning TikTok and WeChat. This comes about 2 years after the N-C-Double-A started allowing athletes to profit off of their name, image, and likeness, known as N-I-L. William Glass tells WMFE's Talia Blake these things could be related -- and affect students here in Florida. Glass is the CEO of Ostrich -- a financial health app for college students with a primary focus on student athletes.