Florida Matters: State House Reporters Look Back at the Legislative Session

Florida Matters: State House Reporters Look Back at the Legislative Session

What got done in Tallahassee, what didn't and why? And how will it affect you?
Ethics and elections reform gets through, but health care expansion does not. And efforts to change alimony and state run Citizens property insurance fell short.
Education policy in the state is changing, but gun laws are not.
Recently, Florida Matters aired a town hall meeting hosted by WLRN, our sister public radio station in Miami. Then, we heard from some of the 1,000 people who attended, saying what issues they wanted state lawmakers to tackle. On this show, we hear from a group of journalists who cover the legislature and they'll revisit some of the questions those people posed back in February. We hear from Miami Herald capital bureau chief Mary Ellen Klas; Aaron Sharockman of the Tampa Bay Times and Politifact Florida; Doug Lyons of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel; and Gina Jordan, who reports for WLRN Public Radio in Miami and also for StateImpact Florida. The moderator is WLRN's Phil Latzman.

Deputy government and politics editor for the Tampa Bay Times, and a writer and editor for PolitiFact.com
Capital bureau chief for the Miami Herald and co-bureau chief of the Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald Tallahassee Bureau
Senior editorial writer and columnist, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
State and education reporter, WUSF and WLRN Radio
Senior Anchor/ Host, WLRN Public Radio, Miami

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