Insurance, K9s and weed among Cabinet legislative priorities – Dothan Eagle

FILE—In this Oct. 29, 2019 file photo Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis speaks in Tallahassee, Fla. While Florida’s three independently elected Cabinet members can’t sponsor or vote on bills, they hold important leadership roles in state government and each is working with lawmakers to pass legislation. Patronis wants to make navigating insurance claims more consumer friendly, passing a bill to shield businesses from COVID-19 related lawsuits, among others.

FILE—In this Oct. 29, 2019 photo, Agriculture commissioner Nikki Fried speaks in Tallahassee, Fla. While Florida’s three independently elected Cabinet members can’t sponsor or vote on bills, they hold important leadership roles in state government and each is working with lawmakers to pass legislation. Among Fried’s priorities is helping the hungry. A wide ranging food insecurity bill would create a tax credit of up to $5,000 for farmers who donate food to charities.

FILE- In this June 8, 2020 file photo, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody speaks during a roundtable discussion at the White House in Washington. While Florida’s three independently elected Cabinet members can’t sponsor or vote on bills, they hold important leadership roles in state government and each is working with lawmakers to pass legislation. Moody’s top priority is legislation that addresses exploitation of the elderly. It

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