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CFO Sink Statement Regarding Florida Back to Work Program

3/10/2010

CONTACT: Kevin Cate, 850-413-2842
 
TALLAHASSEE - Florida CFO Alex Sink today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the first installment of $61.2 million in funds for the Florida “Back to Work” initiative. Earlier this week, CFO Sink sent a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urging the quick disbursement of funds following a report that showed Florida had received almost none of our citizens' tax dollars for the 900 projects lined up by businesses and projected to result in more than 10,000 newly created jobs for Floridians.
 
“This money is an investment in job creation and economic growth,” said CFO Sink. “I’m glad that after much delay the program is finally able to get to work on getting Floridians back to work. I’m hopeful that the remainder of the $200 million will arrive soon— too many Floridians are out of work and waiting for the opportunity to be hired and trained.”