We’re at a pivotal junction in history. Trumpism – and its agenda of fear and division embodied by Ron DeSantis (in a more polished coating) – threatens our freedoms and representative democracy. It can feel overwhelming at times with so many critical battles needing attention.
Today, DeSantis Watch, a joint effort of Florida Watch and Progress Florida, has launched a new website imprint branded as Influence Watch to help the public hold Governor Ron DeSantis accountable. The imprint can be found by accessing the existing DeSantisWatch.org website and navigating from the home bar.
TALLAHASSEE — As Hurricane Ian was bearing down on Florida, the sixth private insurance company this year was declared insolvent in our state. Florida’s property insurance market is in crisis. Since Governor Ron DeSantis took office, property insurance premiums in the state have increased by 112.8%. Property insurance rates in our state are the highest in the nation, with Floridians now paying an average of $4,231 per year, more than three times the national average.
Tomorrow, Tuesday October 11, is the last day to register to vote in the November election.
We know it’s likely you’re registered to vote, but are your like-minded friends and family registered? Visit desantiswatch.org to double-check your registration status and make your plan to vote!
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.”
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.