Florida needs water, both in quality and in quantity, as the state’s water demand expects to increase by 28 percent through 2030.
Leading the effort for a greater legislative understanding of water issues is State House Speaker Designate Steve Crisafulli, who stopped by the Florida Chamber of Commerce in Tallahassee for the latest edition of The Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line.
Hosted by Chamber Executive Vice President David Hart, The Bottom Line is a public affairs program that takes a deeper look at Florida’s most influential political, legislative and economic issues. The program features interviews with legislators, business leaders and other decision makers for solutions to the problems facing both the business community and the public.
“The future for Florida is bright,” said the Republican from the Space Coast, “and to continue to fill the needs of the future, it’s going to take water.”
“It’s a precious natural resource we need to be focused on here in Tallahassee,” Crisafulli added.
The future Speaker hails from a family with a strong background in free enterprise, having owned and operated businesses for several generations. Crisafulli also took an opportunity to share his thoughts on excessive government regulation and intervention in the free market.
“Regulatory reform has been big issues in the last couple of years especially under the leadership of Governor Scott,” Crisafulli said. “Having more people in the process that have those daily challenges in their personal life has been a very beneficial thing to Florida and the legislature.”
The entire interview with Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line is now available online.