A recent article published by the Jacksonville Daily Record highlighted a legislative webinar hosted by Gunster recapping the 2020 session and discussing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic around the state. Republican Party Majority Leader Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples was joined by State Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville, the Democratic Party minority leader. The discussion was moderated by Government Affairs Consultants Joanna Bonfanti and Ronald Brisé of Gunster’s Government Affairs Law & Lobbying practice.
When the two legislators were asked about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Passidomo said she supports the creation of a commission to evaluate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the state, similar to the commission that was formed after 9/11 stating, “We need to look at what we did right and what we did wrong. There’s no precedent for the pandemic.” Gibson said the pandemic is sure to impact the planning of next year’s budget, such as compensating for the loss of tourism revenue.
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