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CFO Alex Sink Commends Special Session on Drilling Ban

7/8/2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2010
CONTACT: Kevin Cate, 850-413-2842

 
CFO SINK COMMENDS SPECIAL SESSION ON DRILLING BAN

 
TALLAHASSEE – Florida CFO Alex Sink issued the following statement in response to Governor Charlie Crist’s announcement of a special session on July 20-23 to pass a constitutional ban on oil drilling in state waters. CFO Sink was the first statewide elected official to call for a special session to ban near beach oil drilling on May 6.
 
“I commend the Governor for agreeing to call for a special session to ban near beach oil drilling, despite the resistance from special interests and some members of the Legislature,” said CFO Sink. “In addition to banning near beach drilling, the special session should also tackle the urgent needs for our business owners and state, including much-needed small business relief, a more streamlined claims process, and the creation of an environmental endowment for additional research.”
 
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As a statewide elected officer of the Florida Cabinet, CFO Alex Sink oversees the Department of Financial Services.  A successful business leader with nearly three decades of experience in the private sector, Sink is serving her first term as Florida's CFO.  CFO Sink's priorities include using her business experience to cut wasteful spending, holding government accountable to Florida’s taxpayers, and cracking down on financial and insurance fraud.