Friday, December 13, 2019
On Thursday, Patronis, who is based out of Bay County which was slammed by Hurricane Michael back in October 2018, met with FEMA Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor in Washington D.C. to talk about a host of issues. 
A new poll shows Florida is divided by region on whether trained classroom teachers should be allowed to carry guns at school on a voluntary basis.
At the start of the week, Scott appeared on Fox News, demanding an end to a program where foreign military personnel train at U.S. military flight schools. The terrorist behind the attack was a lieutenant in the Saudi Arabian Air Force who was training at NAS Pensacola.
This week, state Sen. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach, and state Rep. Joe Casello, D-Boynton Beach, introduced the proposal to create a “Purple Alert” system, much like the current “Silver Alert” program currently in place for seniors who go missing.
On Tuesday, Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis held a listening session with first responder leaders to discuss the need to provide better emotional support to law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical responders due to the growing crisis of depression, PTSD and suicide in their ranks.
On Monday, Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis, the chairwoman of the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, launched two workgroups to cut down on youth suicide.
“In 2017, there were an estimated 251,700 toy-related injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments,” the FRF noted.
The hearing “will focus on the complexities of combating human trafficking, ways the federal government is assisting local law enforcement, and the additional resources needed to increase prevention.”
Over the summer, the U.S. House passed U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone’s, D-NJ. “Stopping Bad Robocalls” bill with major input from members of the Florida delegation. 
Thibault said the directive was driven by recent train accidents across the state including a woman killed by a Brightline train and a grandmother and two children killed in an accident with an Amtrak train last month.