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Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis released the following statement today from the scene of the horrific shooting in Parkland, Florida: “We need more mental health care funding in our state. Governor Scott is right to call on our Legislature to address this while we are still in session.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced today an increase in Florida’s investment in Israel Bonds by $10 million in 2018, increasing the state’s holdings to an unprecedented $50 million. The decision comes after discussions with Israel’s Finance Minister, Moshe Kahlon, and representatives, including the president, from Israel Bonds. Florida is the third largest U.S. state investor in the State of Israel.
Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis today announced the recent arrest of Jeovane Felizardo, owner of JJF Construction Services, LLC, after a fraud investigation revealed that Felizardo allegedly used various local money service businesses to cash checks in an alleged attempt to illegally conceal his total payroll from his workers’ compensation insurance provider to avoid higher premium costs.