Jones Edmunds’ latest Engineering Rocks Podcast with Senior Vice President Ken Vogel featured The Honorable Keith Perry, Florida Senator for District 8. Senator Perry has spent the past 10 years representing Florida citizens in both House District 21 and Senate District 8. This year he will serve as the Chair for the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice. Senator Perry’s construction background has given him a strong understanding of engineering requirements and he has been a strong advocate for the engineering industry.
The podcast focused on what to expect in Florida’s upcoming legislative session as we continue navigating COVID. Upcoming changes to the state budget were discussed as well as the legislative response to the challenges Florida is facing with its wastewater, stormwater, road, and drinking water infrastructure. Perry described various bills that he will be sponsoring next year and stressed the importance of completing projects with efficiency so that funding for infrastructure improvements may be maximized to its fullest potential.
Watch this or any of the Engineering Rocks Podcasts HERE and look for January’s guest, Space Florida’s Director of Planning and Development, Steve Szabo, PE.