Florida Legislative Report Card Reveals Which Lawmakers Put ‘People First’

Public interest groups Progress Florida and Florida Watch today unveiled their 2023 “People First” Report Card, grading Florida lawmakers on key floor votes cast during this year’s legislative session. The report card’s grades take into account how each legislator voted across a wide spectrum of issues including reproductive freedom, civil rights, public education, government transparency, […]

NEW: Polling from Progress Florida & Florida Watch Shows Floridians Unhappy with Direction of State

Following one of the most grueling legislative sessions in Florida history, new statewide polling conducted by Progress Florida and Florida Watch, collectively known as the Florida Communications and Research Hub (Hub), shows that Floridians are dissatisfied with the agenda carried out by Governor Ron DeSantis and legislators in Tallahassee. While Floridians cited housing-related costs as […]

Florida For All Urges Governor to Veto HB1417- Predatory Landlords Protection Act

Coalition of renters and advocates have opposed the bill and urge Governor DeSeantis to defend local freedoms and renters by vetoing HB1417 – Predatory Landlords Protection Act TALLAHASSEE —  Today with a 29-8 vote, the Florida Senate passed HB1417, the Predatory Landlords Protection Act, which would ban local renter protections. After the rejection of more […]

Progress Florida & Florida Watch Statements on the State of the State Address

TALLAHASSEE – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis delivered his State of the State address to kick off Florida’s 2023 legislative session. In response, Progress Florida Executive Director Mark Ferrulo and Florida Watch Executive Director Josh Weierbach issued the following statements: “Floridians are being crushed under an affordability crisis that Ron DeSantis refuses to address,” said Florida […]