SB 102 and SB 170 to make their final committee stops this week TALLAHASSEE – This week, the Florida Senate will again hear two bills that attack local freedom in Florida. SB 102 will be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee today, February 22, at 3:30 pm, in Room 110 of the Senate Office Building. […]
This morning, at 9:30am, the Senate Community Affairs Committee will hear two bills which attack local freedom in Florida. A statewide coalition of renters and tenant lawyers, alongside advocates for workers, clean air and water, animal rights, public health, and other critical local issues, are prepared to fight for the right of local communities to […]
Perpetual Tax on Renters Filed Again in Tallahassee, Coalition of Renters & Advocates Prepares to Defeat it Again
TALLAHASSEE — Following its defeat during the 2022 Florida legislative session, Representative Jim Mooney (R-Islamorada) has once again filed legislation, HB 133, to allow landlords to charge tenants perpetual fees in lieu of paying a security deposit. As currently written, the bill is essentially identical to the legislation which passed the Florida House last year […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
his week, Florida broke a record for the amount of Floridians hospitalized due to coronavirus, parents across the state nervously sent their children back to schools where mask mandates had been banned, and red tide continued to cause fish kills along the west coast.
his morning, Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference inside a packed restaurant in Cape Coral to once again contradict scientific guidance on safety protocols amid a global pandemic.
Once again, Governor Ron DeSantis is focusing on non-existent issues rather than confronting the real problems facing everyday Floridians following a deadly global pandemic and years of neglect from Republican leadership in our state.