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Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis released the following statement today from the scene of the horrific shooting in Parkland, Florida: “We need more mental health care funding in our state. Governor Scott is right to call on our Legislature to address this while we are still in session.

Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis today announced the recent arrest of Jose Esmelin Martinez and Uzziel Isaias Jaramillo, owners of Esmelin Corporation aka as Esmelin Roofing Contractor (ERC).  Martinez and Jaramillo allegedly concealed nearly $1.2 million in payroll on their workers’ compensation policy renewal application in an alleged attempt to illegally lower their premium costs. 
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced today an increase in Florida’s investment in Israel Bonds by $10 million in 2018, increasing the state’s holdings to an unprecedented $50 million. The decision comes after discussions with Israel’s Finance Minister, Moshe Kahlon, and representatives, including the president, from Israel Bonds. Florida is the third largest U.S. state investor in the State of Israel.

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