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March 29th, 2022 by Mike Vasilinda

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Trooper Honored VO/SOT:

Veteran 26 year highway patrol trooper Toni Shuck was honored by the Governor and Cabinet this morning for here quick efforts in stopping a motorist who drive past checkpoints during the Skyway Bridge 10 K race earlier this month. Trooper Schuck is credited with stopping the motorist before she injured many of the more than 7 thousand runners. Attorney General Ashley Moody says she was the runners last line of defense in the near tragedy.

Sot: Ashley Moody

Attorney General

“There is no doubt that if you had not taken that heroic action that day,  that selfless heroic action, we would had a nation tragedy on our hands. Countless lives lost, and you were the last person that could have taken that action. We know that and we thank you, and we don’t just thank you for that day. We thank you for everyday you’ve woken up and gone to work and protectedFloridians. And we thank you for whatever moved you to sign up for this incredibly challenging dangerous profession. We thank you so much.”

The Governor said afterwards it was bravery like Schuck’s that helped secure eleven percent pay raises for all law enforcement this year as well as thousand dollar bonuses for the second year in a row.

Firefighters Honored  VO/SOT:

Dozens of first responders who fought three raging wildfires in the panhandle earlier this month were honored by the Governor and Cabinet this morning. The fire was fueled by more than72 million tons of dead trees still on the ground from 2018’s Hurricane Michael. The governor says it is a miracle only two homes were lost.

Sot: Ron DeSantis

Governor

“And if you look at how that fire was raging and you would have told me before that happened that there would only be two, I would have thought there would have been hundreds.  And the reason why is because you had people there saving peoples, of course lives, but their property, their homes and their possessions. So they did a remarkable job for such an unruly fire. I mean it was a real big fire. It was raging.”

The state also evacuated 17,000 inmates from prisons being threatened by the fires.

For Gainesville: Veterans advocated honored raw sound

Homeowners Insurance VO/SOT:

The Office of Insurance Regulation told the Governor and Cabinet this morning it is allowing insurance companies to offer a new deductible on roof replacements in an effort to dampen rising homeowners insurance premiums. Director David Altmaier says the office will also allow companies to offer a schedule of what it will pay depending on the age of the roof.

Sot: David Altmaier 

Dir., Office of Insurance Regulation

“A roof might be damaged and it could be potentially repaired and instead people are choosing to replace the entire roof, which makes the claim considerably more expensive. So one of the things we are doing is allowing companies to offer a roof deductible endorsement. We also allowing companies to offer a schedule that would have a stated dollar amount for roof replacements. So, again, these are options for consumers to choose if they wish.”

The Governor and Cabinet were also told legislative changes made in 2021 are reducing the number of law suits filed. Last year, Florida had eight percent of the property insurance market but seventy-six percent of the lawsuits. The Governor also indicated he believes state lawmakers will come back to the Capitol before the Summer to work on the rising costs of insurance.

Russian Investments VO/SOT:

The Florida Pension fund, which stands at 197.8 billion, has stopped funding new investments in emerging markets following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The state currently holds three hundred million dollars in Russian investments. Manager Lamar Taylor says the state will continue monitoring the impact of the invasion but says selling the Russian investments would hurt the fund.

Sot: Larmar Taylor

State Board of Administration

“If we were forced to divest today, under the circumstances, even if we could. Again, the markets are closed, the only thing that would do is insure a realized loss for the Florida retirement system benefit, defined benefit pension plan. That is an outcome we are seeking to mitigate by taking a more deliberate approach, making sure out managers are acting as a fiduciary acting in the best economic interests of the plan.

The three hundred million in Russian investments makes up just point one five percent of the total fund.

Governor’s News Conference has been split into two topics:

  1. The first portion on suing over mask mandates on transportation vehicles.
  2. The veto of the Congressional plan and questions.

 

Trooper Honored VO/SOT:

Veteran 26 year highway patrol trooper Toni Shuck was honored by the Governor and Cabinet this morning for here quick efforts in stopping a motorist who drive past checkpoints during the Skyway Bridge 10 K race earlier this month. Trooper Schuck is credited with stopping the motorist before she injured many of the more than 7 thousand runners. Attorney General Ashley Moody says she was the runners last line of defense in the near tragedy.

Sot: Ashley Moody

Attorney General

The Governor said afterwards it was bravery like Schuck’s that helped secure eleven percent pay raises for all law enforcement this year as well as thousand dollar bonuses for the second year in a row.

Firefighters Honored  VO/SOT:

Dozens of first responders who fought three raging wildfires in the panhandle earlier this month were honored by the Governor and Cabinet this morning. The fire was fueled by more than72 million tons of dead trees still on the ground from 2018’s Hurricane Michael. The governor says it is a miracle only two homes were lost.

Sot: Ron DeSantis

Governor

The state also evacuated 17,000 inmates from prisons being threatened by the fires.

For Gainesville: Veterans advocated honored raw sound

Homeowners Insurance VO/SOT:

The Office of Insurance Regulation told the Governor and Cabinet this morning it is allowing insurance companies to offer a new deductible on roof replacements in an effort to dampen rising homeowners insurance premiums. Director David Altmaier says the office will also allow companies to offer a schedule of what it will pay depending on the age of the roof.

Sot: Jimmy Patronis

CFO

Sot: David Altmaier 

Dir., Office of Insurance Regulation

The Governor and Cabinet were also told legislative changes made in 2021 are reducing the number of law suits filed. Last year, Florida had eight percent of the property insurance market but seventy-six percent of the lawsuits. The Governor also indicated he believes state lawmakers will come back to the Capitol before the Summer to work on the rising costs of insurance.

Russian Investments VO/SOT:

The Florida Pension fund, which stands at 197.8 billion, has stopped funding new investments in emerging markets following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The state currently holds three hundred million dollars in Russian investments. Manager Lamar Taylor says the state will continue monitoring the impact of the invasion but says selling the Russian investments would hurt the fund.

Sot: Larmar Taylor

State Board of Administration

The three hundred million in Russian investments makes up just point one five percent of the total fund.

Governor’s News Conference Raw

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