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Jimmy Patronis Launches Holiday Money Hunt to Get Unclaimed Property Back to Floridians

“Currently, Florida has $2 billion in Unclaimed Property and CFO Patronis is on a mission to return every last cent back to its rightful owners. Since CFO Patronis took office in 2017, he has returned more than $1 billion back to Floridians,” the state CFO’s office noted this week. 
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Jimmy Patronis: CFO’s Office Returned $28 Million in Unclaimed Property in September

Since Patronis took office in 2017 more than $1 billion has been returned to Floridians in Unclaimed Property.

Jimmy Patronis: Florida Has Earned More than $40 Million in Interest From CARES Funds

Patronis said on Tuesday that the state’s general fund has earned $41.25 million from the interest on funds from the CARES Act, the $2.3 trillion coronavirus package that the White House and Congress agreed to at the end of March. 
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Ron DeSantis Taps Mike La Rosa to Serve on the PSC

A real estate broker and developer, La Rosa was first elected to the state House back in 2012, serving on the Government Efficiency Task Force in 2014 and currently leading the House Commerce Committee. After representing parts of Osceola and Polk Counties for eight years in Tallahassee, La Rosa was facing term limits in November 

Jimmy Patronis: New Record for Returning Unclaimed Property to Floridians Set in July

On Tuesday, Patronis said that the Division of Unclaimed Property returned almost $43 million to Floridians last month, a new record for the office. Patronis noted that more than $151 million has been returned to Floridians during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Jimmy Patronis: $1 Billion Has Been Returned to Floridians in Unclaimed Property Since 2017

On Monday, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced a record-breaking $1 billion has been returned to Floridians in unclaimed property since he took office in 2017.
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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 Taps New Chief of Staff

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis named Peter Penrod as chief of staff on Monday.
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Jimmy Patronis Named to FEMA National Advisory Council

On Tuesday, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor named Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis to his agency’s National Advisory Council (NAC) which coordinates federal emergency management efforts.
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Jimmy Patronis: Floridians Need to Think About Impact of Student Loans for Higher Education

With young Floridians ready to go back to school, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is urging families to look at how student loans will impact their financial futures.
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Jimmy Patronis Presses FCC On Wireless Service After Hurricanes

Back in October, Patronis noted he “was troubled by how catastrophic the failure of wireless communications has been in this storm” and wrote FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on the matter.

Jimmy Patronis: After Hurricane Michael, FCC Needs to Change the Way Telecommunications Companies Handle...

Patronis noted he “was troubled by how catastrophic the failure of wireless communications has been in this storm” and wrote FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on the matter on Friday. 
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