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Capital Report: November 10, 2023

Students with special needs will have greater access to Florida’s school voucher program after lawmakers lifted a cap on it. The move means some 9-thousand students on a waiting list could soon get approval. But as Lynn Hatter reports, it’s a short-term fix for longer-term problems.

Florida lawmakers also passed bills increasing help to victims of Hurricane Idalia as well as banning state investment in countries like Iran. Regan McCarthy tells Tom Flanigan about it all.

State education officials are moving ahead to strip a sociology course with references to sexuality, sexual identity, race and ethnicity from the list of general education core courses at Florida universities.

As a handful of Republican presidential contenders debated in Miami Wednesday night, two of our partners at WLRN, Danny Rivero and Tom Hudson, gathered voter opinions from outside the two big political events in South Florida.

A new study by Americans for the Arts shows that artistic and cultural activities in Florida is truly big business.

Should city leaders get tougher on regulating short-term property rentals? That was the debate at Punta Gorda’s city council last week (Nov.1st). The number of homeowners renting their properties on sites like Airbnb and VRBO is on the rise in the city. WGCU’s Sandra Viktorova reports.

Florida veterans are backing a legislative proposal to designate November toward honoring their service. Under the plan, November would become Veterans Appreciation Month. Adrian Andrews spoke with former service members to hear their stories and what this could mean for them moving forward.