Governor Ron DeSantis declared Flordia to be America’s most free state during his annual state-of-state address to open the 2022 legislative session. The governor pledged to continue on the path more freedom, with more policies to attract and support businesses and jobs. Choose.
Governor Ron DeSantis has used the word freedom more than half a dozen times, comparing Florida to other states during his state-of-the-state address.
“While so many across the country have entrusted the rights of peoples to the cemetery, Florida has been at the forefront of freedom,” the governor told lawmakers.
This freedom has produced record revenues for the state
“I am proposing a billion dollar gasoline tax exemption,” a plan he has already published.
The governor also pledged never to adopt a lax agenda on crime.
“We will not allow law enforcement to be reimbursed, deposits to be removed, criminals to be released prematurely from prison or for prosecutors to ignore the law,” the governor said.
DeSantis is pushing for a 25% increase for police, asked for money to deport illegal immigrants, he wants election laws tightened.
“Collection of ballots has no place in the state of Florida “
Republicans, including Representative Sam’s garrison of Fleming Island in northeast Florida, were cheerful afterwards.
“I think the governor hit a home run. You know where it stands on everything, ”Garrison told us.
But Democrat gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried said Ron DeSantis failed.
“This governor couldn’t take Florida out of a paper bag,” said the Democratic hope.
Subsequently, the governor told reporters that there was no reason for lawmakers to to wait for an abortion decision from the United States Supreme Court.
The comment came just hours after Senator Kelli Stargel introduced a bill limiting abortions to the first 15 weeks.
“I think the decision should be made early in your pregnancy, not later,” Stargel told us.
Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book said Numbered Democrats will overcome their lack of numbers.
“We are a fierce and fierce bunch of people who want to fight for everyday Floridians.”
Democrats lost three members early in the session. A senator and two members of the House had to resign when they decided to run in a special election of Congress.
The session runs until March 11.