CFO Jimmy Patronis Applauds Signing of Framework for Freedom Budget
~ Includes critical funding to fight insurance fraud and support first responders ~
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis applauded Governor Ron DeSantis’ signing of Florida’s 2023 Framework for Freedom Budget. The Department of Financial Services (DFS) requested and received critical funding including $1.3 million to support investigative efforts to fight insurance fraud and approximately $6 million to support the state fire college and arson lab to assist the next generation of Florida firefighters.
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “The State of Florida is an economic model for how the country should be run, including keeping a balanced budget while funding critical programs to support our citizens and businesses. With the Governor signing the Framework for Freedom Budget, we have invested a record $116.5 billion into our state to support transportation, education, public safety, and the environment. All while keeping $15.3 billion in reserves and helping Floridians struggling with inflation with a record $2.7 billion in tax cuts. I’m thankful for the Governor for also vetoing more than $500 million to ensure we keep spending in check. Thank you Governor DeSantis and the Florida Legislature for working every day to Keep Florida Free and ensuring our state is safe and prosperous so more hard-working families can live the American Dream right here in Florida.”
About CFO Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).