‘Republicans need to grow a spine:’ Florida Legislature disappoints some conservatives

Setting aside social issues, the Florida Legislature failed to tackle the pocketbook problems voters are facing with the rising cost of living, said Jeff Brandes, a former Republican state senator and president of the Florida Policy Project.

“It is like the old Wendy’s commercial. Where is the beef?” Brandes said. “What did we do on housing? What did we do on property insurance? …  If we were a football team, we’d be a football team of punters.”

Power urged patience, saying it’ll take time for voters to see the benefits of sweeping affordable housing and property insurance bills passed last year and in 2022. Lawmakers approved $500 million in property insurance discounts this year, amounting to about $60 in average savings per household and $75 for those with flood insurance.

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