Photo of the first DCA in Tallahassee--a white building with pillars against a blue sky
Regan McCarthy WFSU News

A panel of judges heard arguments Tuesday in a court case involving Mayor Andrew Gillum and other members of the city commission who voted against repealing a pair of local gun ordinances. The case may have larger implications surrounding what’s known as home rule.

Florida Lobby

Calling in a false threat, such as a bomb scare, is now a second degree felony. 

Capital Report: 03-27-2014

Mar 27, 2014

On Wednesday the House Appropriations Committee signed off on a 75.3 billion dollar spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year. Thursday it was the Senate’s turn. That chamber’s appropriations committee has okayed a slightly smaller 74.9 billion dollar plan, but as Lynn Hatter reports, talks about higher education spending dominated the conversation.

Capital Report: 11-22-2013

Nov 25, 2013

You don’t have to be a sports fan to know what the biggest sports story has been in Florida recently. As Stan Jastrzebski reports, coverage of sexual assault allegations against Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston has dominated news cycles recently – and that notoriety may help decide how the case is adjudicated.

The Orlando City Soccer Club is becoming a professional franchise. Fans celebrated the announcement on Church Street in downtown Orlando Tuesday night. Amy Kiley reports.

Steven Rodriguez / WFSU-FM

Florida lawmakers have filed more than 60 bills dealing with firearms this legislative session. Some urge the President to protect citizens’  Second Amendment rights. One creates a three-day waiting list to purchase a gun. And another prohibits the sale of ammunition to anyone who hasn’t completed an anger management program. Now there is one more bill is up for discussion – this one creating background checks for all firearm purchases.