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Capital Report: June 23, 2023

A federal judge has struck down Florida rules that barred Medicaid coverage of gender affirming care. Regan McCarthy reports, the ruling comes just weeks after the same judge issued a stay on Florida bans against gender affirming treatments for kids.

Tomorrow [Saturday] marks the one-year anniversary of the U-S Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. The decision in Dobbs versus Jackson's Women's Health organization ended decades of federal protections for abortion rights in America. And states like Florida have since restricted access. Stephanie Colombini talked with residents about how their lives have changed since the ruling.

Civil rights advocates are pushing back against legislation in Florida that affects health care, voting and education. A 15-city statewide bus tour kicked off in North Florida on Juneteenth and wrapped up today [Friday]. As Valerie Crowder reports, organizers described the "Stay Woke Rolling Protest" as a call to action…

A prominent Florida civil rights organization has moved its yearly conference to Tallahassee this year because of what its leader says are attacks on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tom Flanigan spoke with Michael Dobson, president of The Dream Foundation.

It’s early in the hurricane season, and we’ve already had two named storms. In the Deeper Dive with Dara (DARE-uh) Kam (cam) podcast from City and State Florida, we hear from Citizens Property Insurance Corporation President and CEO Tim Cerio (SEER-ee-oh) about the property-insurance landscape. Cerio (SEER-ee-oh) talks about how the "insurer of last resort" has ballooned into the largest property insurer in Florida, and why premiums are continuing to climb.
That was Citizens Property Insurance Corporation President and CEO Tim Cerio (SEER-ee-oh) in an excerpt from the Deeper Dive with Dara Kam Podcast, a product of City and State Florida. Hear the full episode wherever you get your podcasts.

A new state law is pushing South Florida’s indigenous Guatemalan immigrants to flee – again. WLRN’s Wilkine (WILL-kin) Brutus has their story.

The Florida State Guard could soon have new offices and training grounds along the state’s northeastern border. Adrian Andrews reports the planned multi-million-dollar deal is part of an expansion of the guard that Lawmakers approved this year.