Florida Matters News Roundtable: 2018 Legislative Debrief

Florida Matters News Roundtable: 2018 Legislative Debrief
Florida Matters News Roundtable: 2018 Legislative Debrief

This week on Florida Matters we're talking about some of the key takeaways from the 2018 legislative session.

We break down parts of the state budget as well as measures on school safety, gun control and opioid prescriptions. We also debate the session's "winners and losers."

Our guests include:
Steve Bousquet: Tallahassee Bureau Chief for the Tampa Bay Times
Zac Anderson: Political Editor for the Sarasota Herald Tribune

You can hear more discussion about bills that passed this session, like a measure to provide vouchers for bullied children to switch schools, and other measures that failed, like an effort to crack down on texting-while-driving, on our podcast Florida Matters More.

Were you satisfied with what lawmakers accomplished this session? Share your feedback with us by leaving a recorded message on the WUSF Public Media homepage, just scroll down and click on the green button that says "Start Recording." You can also email FloridaMatters@wusf.org.

Original Broadcast Date: 
03/29/18

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Host:
Carson Cooper

Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the local host of NPR's "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has been the host of WUSF 89.7's Florida Matters since its launch in 2006. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, transportation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Host:
Robin Sussingham

Robin Trohn Sussingham is a reporter and program host at WUSF Public Broadcasting, and is the producer of Florida Matters. She came to WUSF from public radio stations KUER and KCPW in Utah, has contributed stories to NPR and Marketplace, and also has an extensive background in print reporting. She was born in Lakeland and often reports about Polk County.

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