This session, the tremendous amount of funding already invested in hurricane recovery places significant constraints on our budget and guides every facet of decision-making.
It’s first imperative that we replenish our reserves, so we’re prepared to respond when future challenges inevitably strike. Next, our experience with hurricanes has taught us how intrinsically linked infrastructure is to security, preparation and recovery, from evacuation routes to speedy restoration of cellular service and electrical power.
As Florida gains more than 850 people a day, a population the size of Orlando every year, forward-looking investments in infrastructure are critical to our future.
– Senate President Bill Galvano, Florida Senate