2018 Parkland school shooting Ashley Moody autonomous vehicle technology/driverless cars Bob Gualtieri Calhoun County Calhoun County Schools CFO - Chief Financial Officer collective bargaining/labor unions Darryl Taylor Deborah Temkin debris removal Diana Csank Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Eugene Stearns EV - electric vehicles Fish Island Florida panther FPU - Florida Polytechnic University gender discrimination GMX - Greater Miami Expressway Agency Governor's executive airplane Green Iguanas Hurricane Michael inmates/prisoners Jeffrey Epstein Jimmy Patronis John Cooper Judicial Circuit Court Lauren Book Madan Oli manatees Mary McLeod Bethune MDX - Miami-Dade Expressway Authority Michael Tein Mohammad Jazil National Statuary Hall OFR - Office of Financial Regulation oil and natural gas police officers/law enforcement public schools/traditional public school Ray Powers Robert Rowe Rodney Baretto Ron DeSantis Ronald Rubin school safety/school security Scott Monlyn sex offenders/sexual predators sexual harassment/misconduct Sierra Club Florida solar energy SRO - school resource officer St. Augustine TECO - Tampa Electric Company Tiffany Cruz tolls/toll roads UF - University of Florida Wakulla Springs Wakulla Springs State Park
Capitol Update is a weekly review of state government. Topics this week include:
- The Governor and Cabinet voted to fire Ronald Rubin, Commissioner of the Office of Financial Regulation, after claims of sexual harassment and improper behavior.
- A judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the validity of a new law that eliminates the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority.
- Researchers at the University of Florida report that introducing Texas cougars into the Florida panther population is improving the genetic resilience of the panthers.