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Gov. DeSantis’ State of the State list Accomplishments & Needs

  1. Fastest growing state in the nation.

  2. #1 for net in-migration.

  3. #1 for new business formations.

  4. #1 in economic growth among large states.

  5. Unemployment rate is one of the lowest on record and it is significantly lower than the national average.

  6. Lowest per capita state tax and lowest per capita state debt burdens amongst all large states.

  7. #1 for parental involvement in education.

  8. #1 in fourth grade reading and math amongst all large states.

  9. #1 in public higher education system

  10. #1 among large states for the quality of our roads.

  11. #1 for protections of our citizens against the biomedical security state, from prohibiting “jab or job” mandates to banning vaccine passports to ensuring hospital visitation rights.

  12. The last 2 years, the largest budget surpluses in the history of the state of Florida.

  13. #1 in law enforcement recruitment and support

  14. Enacted record increases in teacher salaries.

  15. Expanded school choice 

  16. Protected the rights of parents.

  17. “Four years ago, the state was producing about 600 truck drivers a year. Now through all of our initiatives over the last four years, we’re capable of producing 3,500 truck drivers each and every year.”

  18. “We’ve ushered in a new era of stewardship for Florida’s natural resources, securing historic funding for water quality and Everglade Everglades projects, improving our water policy and utilizing technology to combat things like algal blooms and red tide”NEEDS FOR THIS SESSION

  19. Cap on Legal Fees: “The legal system should be centered on achieving justice, not lining the pockets of lawyers.”

  20. Better Infrastructure: Need to accelerate infrastructure projects. 

  21. More Housing: Need to ensure that our supply of housing is adequate 

  22. Everglade & Clean Water Restoration: We must continue our stewardship of Florida’s natural resources

  23. Anti Medical Mandate Protections: Permanent protection from medical authoritarianism 

  24. Free Speech Protections for Physicians: “We also need to protect the free speech rights and conscience rights of physicians.”

  25. Take Care of Teachers: “increasing teacher salaries, enacting a teacher’s bill of rights, providing paycheck protection for teachers.”

  26. School Choice & Parental Rights: expanding school choice and fortifying parents’ rights.

  27. Address Fentanyl: We need to increase penalties for fentanyl dealers, especially those who target our children. 

  28. Bail Reforms: We also need to ensure that our bail system is conducive to public safety. Dangerous criminals should not simply be put back on the street like we see what happens in states that have gone so far as to abolish cash bail entirely. 

  29. Constitutional Carry: A constitutional right should not require a permission slip from the government. 

  30. Restrict China: We will not allow land grabs by CCP-backed businesses in our state.


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