Sunday, April 21, 2019
With the Legislature starting its regular session this week, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried could be on center stage as the only Democrat in the state Cabinet and with GOP majorities in the House and Senate.
Patronis and Flores teamed up on Tuesday to highlight her bill which would make employers offer insurance and death benefits for firefighters diagnosed with cancer. This bill has been in the Legislature the past three sessions but the various bills did not cross the finish line.  
Chris Strickland, the former director of the Office of the Sheriff in St. Johns County and now running for the sheriff post in 2020, went to bat for the pro-life cause and cited his own personal experience. 
This week, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., spoke at the Federation for American Hospitals Public Policy Conference and Business Exposition.
Not surprisingly, DeSantis garnered the applause of officials he appointed to his administration. Just as predictably, DeSantis drew jeers and fire from the left. 
Following a roundtable discussion with Floridians and healthcare leaders to hear their personal stories of dealing with soaring prescription drug costs on Monday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., spoke to the Federation of American Hospitals to share his commitment to finding common-sense solutions to make healthcare more affordable and accessible for Florida families.
It shouldn’t be necessary to point this out, but killing an infant after it has been born is murder. Sadly, 44 Democrats in the U.S. Senate don’t see it that way.
St. Leo University released a poll on Monday showing Scott has the approval of half of Florida voters as 50.2 percent of them approved of the freshman Republican while 35 percent disapprove of him. Despite Scott serving two terms as governor, 15 percent of Florida voters are not sure what they think of Scott.
“While surveying the area, I met with former Fairfax Street Wood Treaters employees who are, sadly, extremely ill from the chemicals they were exposed to while working at the plant,”  Lawson said. “It is unfortunate that it has taken this long to remedy this problem, but I am confident this is a move in the right direction.”
Classifying hard-earned skill sets, products, and services —their property—as a right to be dispensed by politicians to their constituents is far different than working together to solve a problem or address a need. Determining society is entitled to the labor and expertise of some shows great disrespect to their extraordinary achievement.