Florida Politics by Jon Costello
April 2, 2020
Seems like forever ago when the Florida Legislature adjourned the 2020 Session and passed a roughly $93 billion spending plan for the state. Even as the largest budget in state history took final form, nobody could fully calculate the tidal wave impact of the approaching COVID-19.
Besides its threat to the physical health of millions of Floridians, the coronavirus also has packed a potential knockout punch to our financial health, too.
This virus, the social distancing measures needed to contain it, and treatment of it all will exact a heavy toll on every community, family, industry sector and government. For organizations that aren’t completely shuttered, it will likely still cause lasting harm.