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April 29, 2020

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Statement by Senate President Galvano on Governor DeSantis’ Safe, Smart, Step-by-Step Plan for Florida’s Recovery

Tallahassee —

Florida Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) today released the following statement regarding Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Safe, Smart, Step-By-Step Plan for Florida’s Recovery as the state continues to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic.

“The Safe, Smart, Step-By-Step Plan for Florida’s Recovery announced today by Governor DeSantis represents a fact-based, strategic and measured approach that responsibly balances the resilient spirit of hardworking Floridians across our state who are eager to return to work with sensible and science-based public health guidelines developed in conjunction with medical professionals.

“While no function of government is more important than the safety of the people we serve, it is also imperative that we protect the rights of Floridians to exercise their liberties and earn a living. I was honored to serve on Governor DeSantis’ Re-Open Florida Task Force and appreciate the critical work the Governor and his team undertook to develop strategies that will help our fellow Floridians and our economy recover as quickly as possible, while maintaining a focus on public safety as our number one priority.

“Floridians have shown great patience and sacrifice in tolerating severe economic hardships and many other inconveniences for the good of others during this unprecedented time. While it appears that the worst of this pandemic is behind us, here in Florida we must remain vigilant in order to avoid any setbacks as we work to re-open our state. I remain confident in Florida’s ability to recover and look forward to returning to the quality of life that has made our state the best place to live, work, raise a family, and retire.”