Attorney General Ashley Moody wants a task force on opioid addiction, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried wants to help the timber industry recover from Hurricane Michael and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis wants to help firefighters with cancer.
While Florida’s three 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 and make budget recommendations.
In addition to an opioid task force, Moody wants to double the amount the state authorizes to pay for forensic tests after sexual assaults.
Also on Fried’s list of priorities is more full-time employees to process concealed weapons permits and similar licenses.
And Patronis is seeking a law that will cut down on the number of insurance related lawsuits after hurricanes.