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Capital Report: March 6, 2024

A proposed ban on social media for children under 14 in Florida would require platforms to verify the age of anyone who sets up an account. As WUSF's Valerie Crowder reports, opponents say lawmakers’ efforts to make that screening process “anonymous” aren’t enough to make it constitutional.

Cities and counties in Florida would not be allowed to let unhoused people to sleep on public property—but those municipalities could set up designated public areas for camping. Many are calling the bill cruel and unworkable as it makes its way to Gov. Ron DeSantis' desk. Lynn Hatter has more.

Both sides of the Florida Capitol approve a bill mandating public schools to teach kids as young as kindergarten age about the dangers of communism.

The state of Florida is putting its money on the environment. Each year millions of dollars from the state’s gambling deal with the Seminole Indian Tribe will go to projects that help protect and preserve wildlife, water ways and green spaces. Regan McCarthy reports that’s under a bill now on its way to the governor’s desk.