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August 15, 2017

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Statement by President Negron on State General Revenue Forecast

Tallahassee–Florida Senate President Joe Negron (R-Stuart) today released the following statement regarding the state’s economic forecast provided at today’s Revenue Estimating Conference.

“Today’s modest increase in expected state revenues is an encouraging sign as Florida continues to demonstrate steady economic growth.  Make no mistake; every penny in our state budget originates from the hard work and sacrifice of our constituents who get up and go to work every day, sometimes to a second or third job.  I am confident that beginning in our September committee meetings, the Senate will carefully evaluate competing budget priorities in a fiscally conservative manner.  I also know from past experience that revenue estimates fluctuate and circumstances change.  It is always best to remain cautious and prudent.”