Government

Lawmaker Revives Possibility Of Moving Capitol

Jan 10, 2018

State Rep. Bill Hager, pointing to travel costs for Floridians, wants the state to consider moving the Capitol from Tallahassee, its hometown since 1824.

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Florida's 2018 legislative session begins today - and Governor Rick Scott will be delivering his annual, and final, State of the State Address to lawmakers and to the people of Florida. Our coverage begins at 11AM and will include the Governor's address as well as lawmaker responses. Tune in to WGCU 90.1 FM, WMKO 91.7 FM, or listen live here or on the WGCU app.

Generator Issues Continue To Confront State, Industry

Jan 9, 2018

Requiring nursing homes and assisted-living facilities to install generators after the deaths of residents at a Broward County nursing home continues to be an outstanding issue as lawmakers head into the 2018 legislative session.

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As Florida’s 2018 legislative session begins this week, WGCU is launching a weekly series of legislative roundtable discussions for each Monday edition of “Gulf Coast Live!” throughout the 60-day session.  These conversations are intended to provide an in depth look at the latest developments in the state capitol and how they impact Southwest Floridians.

Senate Bill Would Boost Contraceptive Coverage

Jan 8, 2018

Health-insurance policies would be required to provide coverage for FDA-approved contraceptive drugs without imposing deductibles, coinsurance or co-payment requirements under a bill filed Friday by state Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation.

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