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This week, I issued a edicto y vídeo celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World. In 1971, Disney World opened its gates and turned the heart of our state into a world-wide destination and created countless jobs and opportunities for Florida families and businesses. Over the last 50 years, Disney World has enriched the lives of millions around the world and shaped a lifetime of memories through creativity, innovation, and charm that only Disney can do. Happy Anniversary Walt Disney World. Here’s to another 50 years of magic right here in the Sunshine State!

Go to video of CFO Patronis speaking about Disney's 50th Anniversary

On Wednesday, I spoke at the Enterprise Florida, Inc.’s (EFI) September board meeting where I warned all Floridians about a provision buried within Joe Biden’s ‘Human Infrastructure’ bill that creates a hurricane tax that will increase insurance premiums on all Florida homeowners. These tax hikes are sure to drive up insurance rates, run domestic carriers out of Florida, and what’s worse - make Floridians more vulnerable to hurricanes. We must let Washington know that anything that increases premiums on Floridians is a non-starter.

Lastly, this week, I anunció that a record-breaking $2.29 million was generated by the state's unclaimed property auction in West Palm Beach last weekend, surpassing the recent state record set this May in Miami which totaled $2.03 million. This is an amazing accomplishment and thank you to everyone who came out to bid on auction items and to my staff for their hard work on behalf of Floridians. Since 2017, we’ve held seven auctions throughout the state generating more than $10.2 million. An estimated one in five Floridians has unclaimed funds just waiting to be claimed and I’m encouraging all individuals and business owners to search today for unclaimed property at FLTreasureHunt.gov.

Have a great weekend.


Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer
State of Florida

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