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CFO Jimmy Patronis Speaks with Amplify Clearwater

6/24/2020
CLEARWATER, Fla. – Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis held a video conference with Amplify Clearwater to give insight on issues including COVID-19 response and recovery, business liability protections, and the state of Florida’s fiscal health and economy. CFO Patronis served on the Executive Committee of Governor Ron DeSantis’s Re-Open Florida Task Force.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “I was glad to join Amplify Clearwater today to discuss important issues impacting our state and the Clearwater business community. As a former small business-owner myself and as we work together to safely re-open Florida in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m passionate about supporting Florida’s small businesses. Today, I was happy to outline my pursuit of vital legislation next session to take away incentives for lawyers to engage in predatory ‘sue and settle’ tactics and shield our small businesses from liability for COVID-19 related claims. We must not allow Florida’s recovery to be derailed by the endless threat of lawsuits that may put people out of business and inevitably jack up insurance rates for people who are trying to make a living.

“It was great to hear directly from local Chamber leadership today and address their questions and concerns related to COVID-19 recovery. Thank you to the entire team at the Amplify Clearwater for working together to help us build a better, stronger Florida.”
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