Matt Joyner of Florida Citrus Mutual wrote a recap of the 2020-2021 legislative session which officially concluded the budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. He writes: "The Florida Citrus Industry had a very successful session and achieved many of its proprieties in terms of both the budget and policy."
"As of now the $93.2 billion dollar state budget has not been transmitted to Governor DeSantis and he has indicated he is in no hurry to receive and review the budget or any other bills that were passed this session that have not made it to his desk. His primary focus is directing Florida’s response to the corona virus epidemic and given the early session he has plenty of time to address the budget and other issues prior to the June 30th end of the State’s fiscal year."
"Additionally, the just passed federal stimulus bill will likely help soften the economic fall out to the state and should weigh heavily in any decisions our legislature and governor will be confronted with
going forward. Once the Governor receives the budget he will have 15 days to exercise his power of the line-item veto prior to it becoming law. We are optimistic that the priorities of the Florida Citrus Industry will remain intact."
Joyner’s report was published in the Indian River Citrus League’s River Ramblings newsletter. To read the full article, click here.