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Capital Report: May 1, 2023

Legislative leaders in both chambers have signed off on a record $116 billion spending plan. Tom Flanigan reports.

The Florida House has given final approval to a sweeping elections bill that would place more restrictions on voter-registration groups. As Margie Menzel reports, Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to sign the measure, which would ensure he could run for president in 2024 without having to resign his current post.

Florida’s higher education landscape will be under even more scrutiny as measures further limiting discussions on aspects of race, culture and history get through the legislature. Still, lawmakers have appeared to stop short of denying undocumented immigrants in-state tuition rates, which Gov. Ron DeSantis had pushed them to do. Lynn Hatter has more.

Tom Flanigan reports motorists who fail to comply with laws regarding stopped school buses may find themselves caught on camera under a bill that cleared the Senate today.

Florida voters won’t have a say on land development regulations if a measure moving through the legislature gets final approval. Regan McCarthy reports the bill would ban local governments referendums on such issues.