RPOF Newsletter 06/06/2022

CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE

Governor signs $109.9 billion Freedom First Budget with record tax relief

Governor DeSantis signed the $109.9 billion Freedom First budget that includes the largest tax cut in Florida history and the largest rainy day fund while vetoing a record $3.1 billion.

“Florida has preserved freedom and kept the economy open, which has enabled the state to outperform the nation in jobs, growth, and business formations,” Governor DeSantis said.  

Despite reckless and disastrous federal economic policies, Florida has maintained – and even increased – its sound fiscal footing with more than $20 billion in reserves due to a robust economy driven by our state staying open and free during the pandemic.  

Some Freedom First Budget highlights include:

  • $1.24 billion in tax relief, largest in history of Florida

  • $3 billion in rainy day funds, part of a record $20 billion reserves.

  • Record-breaking education spending with largest increase in per-pupil funding

  • Record-breaking infrastructure investments

  • Record-breaking conservation and environmental funding

  • Prioritizes public safety and continues commitment to law enforcement

  • Florida continues to have the lowest taxes per person in the nation.

Read more about the Freedom First Budget. 

FLORIDA

Governor signs property insurance reforms

Governor DeSantis signed legislation implementing the most significant property insurance reforms Florida has seen in decades to provide relief to Floridians’ skyrocketing insurance costs. Additionally, Governor DeSantis also signed legislation that modifies structural inspection and financial reserve requirements for condominium associations.

“These bills will help stabilize a problematic market, help Floridians harden their homes through the My Safe Florida Home Program and pave the way for more choices for homeowners,” Governor DeSantis said.

Reforms increasing condominium safety include:

  • Requiring inspections for all condominiums and cooperative buildings that are three stories or higher.

  • Requiring condominiums and cooperatives to conduct structural integrity reserve studies for buildings three stories or higher to ensure funding for future structural repairs.

  • Increasing transparency by requiring all structural inspections reports and reserve studies to be part of the associations’ official record and provided to potential purchasers.

 Read more: https://www.flgov.com/2022/05/26/governor-ron-desantis-signs-bipartisan-property-insurance-and-condominium-safety-reforms/


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Senator Rubio receives strong law enforcement support

Senator Rubio’s campaign released a video revealing he has the backing of 55 Florida Sheriffs, the 1,000-member Florida Police Chiefs Association and the 30,000-member Police Benevolent Association. 

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7JIIcKDsbk

AG Moody instrumental in getting feds to fight foreign robocalls

Attorney General Moody led the way in persuading the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take action to decrease illicit, foreign robocalls. 

“The best way to stop scams associated with robocalls is to block the avenues some telemarketers use to send fraudulent automated messages,” AG Moody said. “By working with the FCC, we are gaining ground in our fight to protect Floridians by ensuring carriers utilize the latest technology to try and keep foreign actors from bombarding phones with illegal robocall messages.”

Read more: https://www.floridadaily.com/ashley-moody-state-ag-foreign-robocalls/

CFO Patronis urges preparations for the hurricane season

On Wednesday, the first day of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season, CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis joined Urban Search & Rescue Florida Task Force 2 and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez to urge Floridians to prepare for disasters now, before a hurricane takes aim at Florida. Experts recently predicted an above-normal 2022 Hurricane Season, with the possibility of up to 21 named storms and six major hurricanes.

Read more: https://www.myfloridacfo.com/sitePages/newsroom/pressRelease.aspx?id=6192

LG Nuñez reminds Floridians to be ready for hurricane season

Lieutenant Governor Nuñez urges Floridians that with hurricane season starting this week, every resident and visitor needs to prepare and have a plan in place. She reminded Floridians to take advantage of the Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, which runs from now through June 10.

More information on the tax holiday here:​​https://www.floridadisaster.org/globalassets/plan–prepare/2022-disaster-prep-tax-holiday-flyer-updated.pdf

 

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