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  • Rep. Charles McBurney’s Judicial Bid Targeted by the NRA 1, May24, 2016
    A term limited Jacksonville lawmaker is seeing his bid to become a judge come under fire from the NRA. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, the lawmaker refused to allow an NRA priority bill come up in the final days of the legislative session. In his role as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Charles […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • Mental Health Legislation “Ceremonially” Signed 1, May24, 2016
    Governor Rick Scott was in South Florida today ceremonially signing legislation that is designed to clarify treatment options when police pick up someone acting out on the street. Before the legislation, two conflicting statutes made it unclear who was responsible for diagnosing problems. Mike Hansen of the Florida Council for Community Mental Health says the […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • Proposed Surface Water Standards Under Fire 1, May23, 2016
    Citing new science, The state is proposing changing the standards for chemicals that can be released into surface waters, but as Mike Vasilinda tells us, environmental groups are crying foul. The state is proposing changing the criteria for releasing 43 regulated chemicals into surface waters. It would also allow higher limits for about half of […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • Searching For a Great Florida Man 1, May19, 2016
    Who’s statue should be enshrined in Washingotn, DC as a representative of Florida? As Matt Galka tells us, the Department of State needs your help for nominations…and plenty of people are already weighing in. The Department of State is looking for a great Florida man (or woman). The Florida legislature voted earlier this year to […]
    Matt Galka
  • Insurers Challenge Law Requiring Beneficiary Search 1, May18, 2016
    Florida made national news when it required life insurers to look back 25 years and pay beneficiaries that have not come forward, but as Mike Vasilinda tells us, four companies have filed a legal challenge to the legislation. Authors of the legislation say Insurance companies regularly check the national death master file but when some […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • Economists Debate Gambling Proposal 1, May18, 2016
    A proposed constitutional amendment on gambling for 2018 ( two years away) has some state economists and opponents scratching their heads already. Matt Galka has more. More casinos? Less Casinos? What about slots…and more table games? They’re all recurring questions that Florida faces…and the clarity is lacking right now.   A proposed constitutional amendment for […]
    Matt Galka
  • Former Scott Campaigners Working for the Donald 1, May17, 2016
    The man widely credited with masterminding Rick Scott’s 2010 outsider campaign for Governor has been hired by Donald Trump, and as Mike Vasilinda reports, Florida  political insiders from both sides of the isle say Democrats should be concerned. “I Rick Scott do solemnly swear” was the oath no one thought Rick Scott would ever take, […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • Group Puts Out First Medical Marijuana Attack Ad 1, May17, 2016
    Two years ago, Florida was within 2 percent of a vote that would have legalized medical marijuana. As Matt Galka tells us, the effort to legalize medicinal pot is back as Amendment 2 this November…but so is a heavy opposition.   It’s expected to be the first of many attacks against Amendment 2…a medical marijuana […]
    Matt Galka
  • Capitol Crisis Training 1, May17, 2016
    What if the Florida Captiol was an active shooting scene? As Matt Galka tells us, police are practicing this evening for a potential threat. A heavy police presence swarms Florida’s Capitol. Reports of multiple active shooters and there are already victims. Thankfully, it’s only a drill.  The exercise, called Capitol Crisis, was meant to test the […]
    Matt Galka
  • High Tech Weather App Shows Data from Hundreds of Locations 1, May16, 2016
    A software pioneer whose passion is weather has created a network of weather stations across the state for use in schools and elsewhere. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, the goal is to make Florida the world wide leader in teaching students about the weather. Edward Mansouri created the software used by Florida Virtual Schools, but […]
    Mike Vasilinda

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February 23rd, 2008 by Anna Laura Rehwinkel

Capitol News Service provides daily coverage of Florida politics and news of interest to Florida television and radio stations as well as most of the major national networks.

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