By Jeffrey Schweers, Tallahassee Democrat:
A bill requiring local governments to provide insurance and death benefits to firefighters with cancer would cost less than $5 million across a $90 billion state budget, and it has the support of the Senate and more than two-thirds of the House membership.
Those House sponsors cover the entire political spectrum, from the most ardent leftist to the staunchest conservative, from the Panhandle to the Florida Keys, and literally from Alexander to Zika.
And one of its primary cosponsors is Rep. Chris Latvala, R-Clearwater, a member of the House Speaker’s leadership team and chairman of the Pre K-12 appropriations subcommittee.
But the bill isn’t moving.
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