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November 18, 2019

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Statement by Senate President Galvano Regarding Governor DeSantis’ Budget Recommendations

Tallahassee —

Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) today released the following statement regarding Governor Ron DeSantis’ Fiscal Year 2020-21 Recommended Budget.

“Governor DeSantis’ budget recommendations reflect many priorities my Senate colleagues and I share. We very much appreciate the Governor submitting these recommendations nearly a month in advance of the deadline, which provides Senators the opportunity to hear formal presentations of the Governor’s Recommended Budget during our December Committee Week.

“In the coming days and weeks, we will evaluate the Governor’s budget in more detail as we work to prepare a 2020-2021 General Appropriations Act for consideration in the Senate early next year.  We are closely monitoring the next round of consensus estimating conferences, which will provide important updates in terms of anticipated needs in each area of the budget. We are also anticipating a new general revenue estimate, which will indicate if there has been a change in the amount of revenue available to meet those needs.

“Again, I want to thank Governor DeSantis for the great consideration he has shown to the Legislature and our professional staff by submitting his recommendations in a timeframe that accommodates both the final interim committee week and the upcoming Holiday Season.”