TALLAHASSEE — Under Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida is the least affordable state in the nation when it comes to housing. The people of our state are taking notice, as recent polling commissioned by Progress Florida and Florida Watch found 74% of Floridians support “declaring a state of emergency for housing affordability to cap rent hikes at 10 percent per year.”
Author: Sarah Hoffman
It’s no wonder the University of Florida waited until summer last year, when most students were away from campus, to push through their plan to spend more than $200 million on a new power plant that would run on natural gas and produce massive amounts of – you guessed it – methane.
TALLAHASSEE — Under Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida’s property insurance market is a disaster. Right now, Floridians are paying triple the national average in costs for property insurance and premiums have increased 112.8% since DeSantis took office in 2019. When confronted with the reality of this crisis, Governor DeSantis called for a special session which resulted in a $2 billion bailout of the insurance industry, with no relief for homeowners.
TALLAHASSEE — Today, DeSantis Watch, a joint effort of Florida Watch and Progress Florida, has launched a full website as part of an aggressive General Election accountability project against Governor Ron DeSantis.
WILDWOOD—After cryptic and conflicting news leaks over the last 24 hours, today the Florida Department of Transportation announced a “pause” to the Northern Turnpike Extension Project.
It’s no secret that Governor DeSantis and his allies in the Florida Legislature are putting corporate greed ahead of what’s best for Florida families. Since taking office, the governor has signed off on over $5.7 billion in corporate giveaways, which is more than six times what the state of Florida has spent on making housing affordable.
TALLAHASSEE – Public interest groups Progress Florida and Florida Watch today unveiled the 2022 “People First” Report Card, grading lawmakers on key floor votes cast during this year’s regular legislative session and subsequent special sessions.
Companies like Disney, Florida Blue, FPL, Publix, Geo Group, and more donated millions of dollars to anti-abortion lawmakers, according to public data compiled by Floridians for Reproductive Freedom.