Sunday, August 25, 2019
With Democrats taking over the U.S. House on Thursday, one of the leading Republicans in the Florida delegation unveiled his agenda for the next two years. 
Earlier this week, Mucarsel-Powell offered her take on what she intends to fight for as the Democrats get ready to take over the House. 
Opioids claim the lives of 14 Floridians a day. Moody offered some insight on what the group will be focusing on as she readies to take office next month. 
First elected to Congress in 2006, Castor is 52 and one of the top Democrats on the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee which oversees health policy among other things. 
On the whole, Scott did what he said would do and helped Florida’s economy bounce back after the Great Recession. This is one of the reasons why Scott is one of only a handful of Florida governors who moved on the Senate--something that plenty of governors failed to do over the past 173 years.
The news garnered the applause of former state Senate President Andy Gardiner who focused on helping the disabled during his two years in charge of that chamber of the Legislature. 
The Florida Republican pointed to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report which found “of the $6.2 million set aside for suicide prevention outreach in 2018, [his] department somehow only managed to spend $57,000, or less than 1 percent of the total funding allocated for this purpose... "
Burgess is a captain and judge advocate in the U.S. Army Reserve. An attorney, Burgess served on the Zephyrhills City Council and as mayor of that town. First elected to the Florida House in 2014, he kept his seat in the past two election cycles and currently represents parts of Pasco County.  
Dr. Chris Ferguson, a clinical psychologist at Stetson, has looked a multiple studies on spanking, especially ones that claimed that the spanking of children is predictive of them becoming violent in the future.