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Florida Legislative Session Round Table Week Nine: Guns, Abortion, Puppy Mills and More

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Miniature breed dogs in a puppy mill

As we head into the final week of Florida’s 2018 lawmaking session, our legislative roundtable series continues today with a series of conversations about hot-button issues, ranging from gun control to women’s reproductive rights to animal welfare.

We’ll hear from a reporter who covered this past Saturday’s Senate session, which was called to address gun regulation and school safety following last month’s mass shooting in Parkland.

We’ll also explore a bill that would place new restrictions on the most common type of second trimester abortions, and we delve into language that was recently removed from a House tax package and how it would have impacted local government’s ability to address unscrupulous animal breeders.

Plus, we hear what researchers hope to learn from a 7000-year-old indigenous burial site discovered by divers in the Gulf of Mexico near Venice.