Progress Florida & Florida Watch Statements on the Governor’s Budget Proposal

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis unveiled his proposed budget for the 2022 Florida legislative session.  In response, Progress Florida Executive Director Mark Ferrulo and Florida Watch Executive Director Josh Weierbach issued the following statements: “For the last three years, Governor Ron DeSantis has proven that, to him, the word freedom means the freedom to put wealthy corporate donors ahead of […]

Progress Florida & Florida Watch Statements on the U.S. House Passing the Build Back Better Act

Today, the United States House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, advancing President Joe Biden’s agenda for working class Americans to the Senate. In response, Progress Florida Executive Director Mark Ferrulo and Florida Watch Executive Director Josh Weierbach issued the following statements: “Today’s action by House Democrats is a historic step forward for the American people,” said Progress […]

Progress Florida & Florida Watch Statements on the Conclusion of Special Session

Today, the Florida Legislature concluded Governor Ron DeSantis’ politically motivated special session on vaccine and testing requirements.  In response, Progress Florida Executive Director Mark Ferrulo and Florida Watch Executive Director Josh Weierbach issue the following statements: “Under Governor Ron DeSantis, Floridians are facing a housing crisis with skyrocketing property insurance rates and rising rents, many still haven’t been able […]

Progress Florida & Florida Watch Statements on the Signing of the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act

Today, President Joe Biden will sign the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which will direct billions of dollars of much needed funding to Florida to address our state’s critical infrastructure needs. In response, Progress Florida Executive Director Mark Ferrulo and Florida Watch Executive Director Josh Weierbach issue the following statements: “Once again, President Biden has delivered on his promise […]