Tallahassee — State Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart), chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, issued the following statement regarding the general revenue estimate released today by economists representing the Governor’s Office, the Florida House and Senate and the Legislature’s Office of Economic and Demographic Research.
“Today’s estimate confirms Florida’s economy is growing as businesses and families across our state continue to recover from the impacts of a lengthy recession. While our economy is still improving, the consensus estimate and corresponding economic analysis also give us reason to be cautious as we craft Florida’s budget for the next fiscal year.
“The Senate will utilize today’s estimate to finalize the ongoing work in our Appropriations Subcommittees as our chairs collaborate with their committees to craft the Senate budget.
“We look forward to working with Governor Scott and our colleagues in the Florida House to build a conservative state budget that funds our critical needs, sets aside ample reserves and prioritizes tax relief initiatives that keep more money in the pockets of the hardworking Floridians who earn it.”