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This Bill Will Kill Manatees 

At a time when lawmakers should be doing everything in their power to protect our endangered manatee population from further decline, some legislators are doing just the opposite at the behest of powerful developers.

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Will they turn off our Sun?

Is the ‘Sunshine State’ going to shut down the Sun? Florida’s Republican state legislative leadership, doing the bidding of one of their major donors – Florida Power & Light (FPL) wants to pass an anti-energy freedom bill that would prevent millions of Floridians from accessing affordable renewable energy through rooftop solar, and cost communities thousands of local, small business jobs.  

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Housing Crisis: Floridians Can’t Afford Florida

Across our state, Floridians are struggling with unheard of hikes in rents and rising property insurance costs after 20 years of Republican failure to address these issues. The situation has grown so dire that 24 Democratic lawmakers sent the Governor a letter in December asking…

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Governor’s State of the State Address: Our Response

Governor Ron DeSantis gave the annual State of the State address to kick off the 2022 legislative session.
In response, Progress Florida Executive Director Mark Ferrulo and Florida Watch Executive Director Josh Weierbach issued the following statements:

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UF, stop muzzling professors

Florida’s flagship university has been engulfed in controversy following reports the school prevented three professors from testifying as expert witnesses in a lawsuit against the administration of Gov. DeSantis.

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