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CFO Jimmy Patronis: New Technology System Brings Florida into 21st Century

1/24/2019

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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Contact: Devin Galetta, 850.413.2870, devin.galetta@myfloridacfo.com  

 
CFO Jimmy Patronis: New Technology System Brings Florida into 21st Century
Remarks on Florida PALM and Hurricane Michael Recovery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis spoke to members of the House Government Operations & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee to provide an update on the Florida Planning, Accounting, and Ledger Management (PALM) Project and Hurricane Michael recovery.
 
“You are seeing the single largest investment in your lifetime, your home, destroyed. And you are trying to put the pieces together knowing you may never see your wedding photos again,” said CFO Jimmy Patronis on the emotional toll of disaster recovery.
 
Speaking on the current accounting and financial management system and the importance of the PALM project, CFO Patronis said, “I ask you or even ask the audience in the room does anybody have a piece of electronics that they count on today from 1980? There's not a single person here that would raise their hand.”
 
Video of CFO Jimmy Patronis’ remarks is available on The Florida Channel.

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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).