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Floridians,

Today, I released a statement on the final day of the 2021 session on the passage of my top priorities including vital measures to protect Florida business and health care workers by passing COVID-19 liability protections, safeguarding Florida consumers, supporting firefighters and combating fraud.

Since day one, I’ve made it my priority to work alongside the Florida Legislature to pass vital measures to build a better, stronger Florida. During the first few weeks of session, lawmakers came together and fought for Florida businesses and health care workers and passed COVID-19 liability protections to ensure our economy can fully rebound from the pandemic.

This session we also successfully fought for Florida’s firefighters and first responders to better protect them from cancer and the impacts of COVID-19. These heroes need all the support they can get from state leaders as they work to support our communities around the clock. In addition, the passage of our DFS Agency Bill bolsters the men and women in Florida’s fire service community in their battle against cancer, enhances our fight against fraudsters and bad actors and better protects sexual harassment victims.

Lastly, with recent media reports that Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and her Chief Operating Officer (COO) separately visited Florida, I issued a letter this week providing her and her team with tourism information and visitor pamphlets for future visits. I pointed out to Governor Whitmer that, as both her and her COO now know from personal experience, Florida is safe for travel.

With over 8 million Floridians vaccinated, unlike a lot of other states, Florida has largely returned to normal. Indeed, our Governor successfully balanced fighting the Coronavirus with keeping our small businesses open. No doubt, many of Governor Whitmer's fellow Michiganders traveled to the Sunshine State this year – and we proudly welcomed them.

I hope you have a great weekend!


Sincerely,

Jimmy
Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer
State of Florida

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