My Florida C F O

Dear Fellow Floridians:

During this holiday season, it’s important to take time to slow down and enjoy the things that matter most. The holiday spirit is all around us, spreading joy and Patronis Family Christmas Greetingslove at every turn. It is my hope that this spirit stays with us throughout the year.

As you gather with loved ones over the next few days, I ask that you keep our firefighters, first responders, and military in your thoughts and prayers. We can celebrate with our families safely because of their service.

Merry Christmas and happy New Year!


Jimmy Patronis
Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer
State of Florida

News of Interest

ABC Action News: Clearwater man arrested after FHP found explosive in car, bomb making material at home

Tampa Bay Times: Clearwater man found with homemade explosives, authorities say

WTSP 10 Tampa: State Fire Marshal Patronis Fights for First Responder's Benefits Law

Insurance Journal: Florida Disaster Fraud Team Investigation Leads to False Claim Arrest

Florida Economic Brief

Builders’ Confidence Jumps
The Regional Housing Market Index for the Southern region of the USA increased to 75 in December, an increase of 3 points. The biggest factor in the increase was the number of prospective buyers considering purchasing a newly built home.
Source: National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo