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Capital Report

  • On tonight’s program: The bill prohibiting abortions in Florida after fifteen weeks advances on a midnight vote in the Florida House; Voting rights supporters rally at the Florida Capitol; A controversial water plan impacting the Everglades undergoes big changes to the delight of the original plan’s opponents; And Florida students may soon be required to learn about personal finance.
  • On tonight’s program: Governor Ron DeSantis hadn’t been in favor of cutting state money for public school districts that defied his “no mandatory masks” mandate. But he’s changed his mind; Florida’s surgeon general is still facing some tough questions from legislative Democrats; And we talk with the mom of a veteran who died by suicide and the message she is bringing to the Florida Legislature.
  • On tonight’s program: Lawmakers in the House had a chance to ask questions about the chamber’s proposed spending plan; A student's mental well-being may soon be counted as an excused absence; And it appears state lawmakers are willing to let local governments take the heat for banning smoking on public beaches.
  • On tonight’s program: For Florida school districts that imposed mask mandates when the state ordered them lifted, Governor Ron DeSantis isn’t saying the districts should be punished financially, but he’d still like them to be penalized somehow; On this fourth anniversary of the Parkland School Shooting, the pain from that horrific day remain fresh for one family; And the pace of budget-related activity at the Capitol is picking up with just four weeks left to go in the session.