AIF Statement on Governor DeSantis’ “Bolder, Brighter, Better Future” State Budget

November 18, 2019

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today released the following statement attributed to its President & CEO Tom Feeney regarding Governor Ron DeSantis’ $91.4 billion state budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.

“AIF applauds Governor DeSantis’ budget proposal for fiscal year 2020-2021 that includes more than $300 million in tax cuts for Florida’s families. 

“In his first year in office, Governor DeSantis has already made great strides with our economy, our environment and our workforce development.  Today’s release of his ‘Bolder, Brighter, Better Future’ budget shows he is committed to continuing down the path of making Florida the best place to live, work and raise a family.

“From Everglades and wetlands restoration, to affordable housing and hurricane recovery to transportation and workforce development funding, we look forward to seeing these important projects receive the funding they need to continue to improve our state.  At the same time, AIF also looks forward to seeing the proposed tax cuts that will go a long way in helping Florida’s business community continue to thrive.

“As the 2020 session nears, AIF is committed to working with the Governor, as well as the Florida Legislature, on behalf of Florida’s employers and employees to deliver a pro-business climate they can rely on for years to come.”

Known as “The Voice of Florida Business” in the Sunshine State, Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) has represented the principles of prosperity and free enterprise before the three branches of state government since 1920. A voluntary association of diversified businesses, AIF was created to foster an economic climate in Florida conducive to the growth, development, and welfare of industry and business and the people of the state.

For more information on AIF, please visit AIF.com and follow @VoiceofFLBiz

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