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Capital Report: January 30, 2024

If a pregnancy is lost through a person’s negligent actions, parents would be able to sue under a measure moving through the Florida legislature. But as Regan McCarthy reports opponents worry the bill could open the door to harassment—especially against people who help someone get an abortion.

The Florida Senate is trying to distance itself from a controversial house proposal that would roll back child labor laws. Tristan Wood reports that the Senate version of the bill keeps the state’s child labor laws mostly intact.

Tom Flanigan reports a drive to raise the voter threshold from the present 60% of voters to 66.67% is under discussion at the Capitol. But the measure is also drawing its share of opponents.