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Bill proposed curbing net metering; Edward Waters University; child tax credit expires; THE PLAYERS Championship

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A bill is moving in Tallahassee that would require future rooftop solar panel owners in the state to pay higher rates. The measure would curb net metering. Solar advocates traveled to Tallahassee on Wednesday to rally for easier access to solar power.


Edward Waters University

Recently, Edward Waters College in Jacksonville took a big leap forward, becoming Edward Waters University. And that’s just one accomplishment at the school since Zachary Faison joined as the university’s president.

Guest: Zachary Faison, Edward Waters University president.

Child tax credit expires

The expiration of the expanded Child Tax Credit has been devastating for families, especially as omicron surges around the country and causes many people to miss work. Unless Congress acts, millions of people lifted out of poverty last year are poised to fall right back in.

Guest: Dr. Richard Besser, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; former acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

THE PLAYERS Championship

THE PLAYERS Championship is just 26 days away. Jared Rice joined us with a preview.

Guest: Jared Rice, THE PLAYERS senior vice president and executive director, is on the line with a preview of what fans can expect this year.

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Katherine Hobbs was Associate Producer of talk shows at WJCT until 2022.