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Jimmy Patronis: Vendors Working With State Government Have to Reveal if Owned by China

Patronis announced at the state Cabinet meeting on Thursday that his office will request “that private vendors to the state of Florida verify whether they are majority-owned by United States interests” which “will be used to better identify businesses that are majority-Communist Party of China owned that do business with the state of Florida.”

Jimmy Patronis Plans to Take on Frivolous Lawsuits in the Next Legislative Session

The CFO’s office noted Patronis “is working with stakeholders to craft legislation that will head-off frivolous lawsuits in order to protect Florida’s economy and get Florida back to work.”
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Jimmy Patronis Wants Congress to Develop Business Interruption Insurance Fix

Last week, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis sent a letter to the Florida congressional delegation requesting Congress work on a solution for business interruption insurance.

Jimmy Patronis Offers Wildfire Safety Tips for Floridians

“With the recent devastation of the Five Mile Swamp Fire and Mussett Bayou Wildfires in the Panhandle, and current wildfires raging in Southwest Florida, I encourage all Floridians to be aware and prepared for seasonally heightened wildfire activity. While our state continues to monitor and assist with the threat of COVID-19, Floridians must be proactive in preparing for the other threats to our safety, specifically during elevated wildfire conditions.
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Jimmy Patronis: Division of Unclaimed Property Returned More than $25 Million Last Month

This fiscal year, the CFO has returned $292.4 million on more than 456,000 approved claims. Since taking office in July 2017, Patronis has recovered and returned more than $936 million to Floridians.
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With Hurricane Season Looming, Jimmy Patronis Offers Preparedness Tips for Floridians

With the 2020 Hurricane Season looming at the start of June, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis offered a reminded this week on how critical it is to prepare now before the next storm takes aim at the Sunshine State.

Jimmy Patronis: Firefighters, First Responders Can Help COVID-19 Testing Across Florida

Patronis was on a conference call with the Executive Boards of the Florida Fire Chiefs Association and the Florida Professional Firefighters to receive updates on COVID-19 response efforts. They talked about how firefighters can play a role as the state looks to expand testing.
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Jimmy Patronis Demands China Offer Restitution for Coronavirus Damages

In the letter, the CFO wrote his office will review state vendors to identify Chinese owned or controlled businesses that are set to receive a payment from the state. The payments could potentially be withheld to offset costs to the state of Florida.
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Jimmy Patronis Wants to Help Fire Departments Hit by Coronavirus

This week, Patronis took part in a call with the executive boards of the Florida Fire Chiefs Association and the Florida Professional Firefighters this week.
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Jimmy Patronis Wants Mike Pompeo’s Help in Identifying Chinese Assets Held in Unclaimed Property

On Wednesday, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis sent a letter to U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo requesting help in obtaining information of assets that may be owned or controlled by the Chinese government, yet housed in the Florida Treasury as unclaimed property.