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CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis: Cities Must Stand Up for Firefighter Cancer Coverage Amid Florida League of Cities Call for Veto

5/2/2019

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For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 2, 2019
Contact: Katie Strickland, 850.413.2842, katie.strickland@myfloridacfo.com
Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, devin.galetta@myfloridacfo.com 

CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis: Cities Must Stand Up for Firefighter Cancer Coverage Amid Florida League of Cities Call for Veto

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Florida’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis was joined by Senator Ed Hooper, Representative Chip LaMarca, Chair Bobby Payne and other members of the Florida Legislature at a press conference today to speak out against the Florida League of Cities letter to Governor Ron DeSantis requesting that he veto a bill passed unanimously to provide cancer coverage for Florida firefighters:
 
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, "Florida lawmakers unanimously voted to provide essential cancer coverage for our brave firefighters, yet the Florida League of cities is pressuring Governor DeSantis to veto the bill that would ensure our firefighters receive the cancer coverage they need and deserve.
 
"I’m calling on each city across our state to stand up for our firefighters. Make it absolutely clear that cities across our state do not support this heartless request from the League of Cities. Our communities cannot thrive without firefighters working in the background every day to protect us. We must stand together for Florida’s firefighters."

See the full press conference here.
 
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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).