Floridians across the state have been seeing the benefits of Florida’s opportunity economy. Our unemployment rate is down, our labor force is increasing, and we have created more than half a million new private sector jobs. These exciting opportunities would not have been possible without our public servants. Your hard work is helping to make even more investments to improve the lives and health of Florida families.
One of these investments is our $80 million commitment to cancer research included in the “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget,” which is an overall increase of $30 million from last year’s budget. This investment includes $60 million to help existing Florida Cancer Centers achieve National Cancer Institute desig1nation and another $20 million for peer-reviewed research grants. Families all across Florida have been affected by cancer. We will remain committed to becoming a national leader in cancer research and providing all families with access to world class treatment.