Tuesday, November 12, 2019
“I’ve always been impressed with it from afar because of the incredible linkage they make between theory and practice,” Roellke said about Stetson. “Students not only get a great foundation of liberal learning, they get a chance to apply what it is they are learning in real-world settings.”
Last week, Florida Senate President Pro Tempore Sen. David Simmons, R-Longwood, filed the bill as “part of a comprehensive strategy to prevent tobacco addiction.” The bill “would raise the age of sale for all tobacco products to 21 with strong retailer licensing, clear definitions of tobacco products and clear protocol to enable active enforcement.”
According to a report released at the end of last week, Florida’s housing market continued to grow in the third quarter of 2019.
Pairing up with U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., and U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., back at the start of April, Rubio introduced the “Federal Advance Contracts Enhancement (FACE) Act” which “would require the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to ensure more effective use and management of its advance contracts for goods and services” and “requires federal preparedness actions to be coordinated with states and localities to prevent gaps in recovery efforts from occurring.”
Freshman state Rep. Fentrice Driskell's bill creating a “multidisciplinary, multiagency elder abuse fatality review team (EA-FRT) in each judicial circuit” passed the House Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee on Thursday. 
The center will include a wellness plaza, a Zen garden, outdoor training turf, an outdoor classroom, indoor and outdoor pools, an indoor climbing wall, an indoor/outdoor demonstration kitchen, a daylight public concourse, childcare facilities and a sports performance area.
Spano stressed the important role veterans play in Central Florida and talked about his efforts to help them on Capitol Hill.
Last year saw a knockdown, drag-out fight in suburban Seminole County for what should be a safe Florida House seat for the GOP. But when the smoke cleared, state Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, beat Democrat Tracey Kagan by 1,500 votes. Now Kagan is back for a rematch and it is already getting ugly. 
On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis continued his focus on Everglades restoration, visiting the C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) site and activating the pumps to fill the manmade wetland with water. 
The congressman showcased his proposal on Friday, noting that veterans in Jacksonville have to travel more than 60 miles to Gainesville and Lake City where the nearest VA hospitals are.