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Statement: Gov. DeSantis Roundtable On Property Insurance

June 11, 2021

Contact: Damien Filer / 850-212-1858 /

TALLAHASSEE - Today, Governor Ron DeSantis held a roundtable in Sarasota to discuss property insurance legislation, SB 76, passed during the 2021 session and signed by the Governor. In response to this legislation, Progress Florida Executive Director Mark Ferrulo issued the following statement:

“One thing you have to give Governor Ron DeSantis credit for is his consistency when it comes to helping his campaign donors over everyday Floridians. This year, the Governor has raised taxes on all Floridians by $1 billion to fund tax cuts for the largest corporations, raised property taxes to slash impact fees for the largest developers, and now he’s raising property insurance rates for homeowners while making it easier for insurance companies to deny claims for damages and forcing people out of Citizens and into more expensive private plans.

“This is a pattern for Governor DeSantis. At every turn, the Governor takes from the pockets of working Floridians in order to fatten the bottom line of the wealthiest and well-connected corporations in our state. The Governor’s message to Floridians is clear: you pay more while his cronies make bigger profits.”