Florida Democratic Party Response To DeSantis State Of The State
Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, released a statement in response to Governor Ron DeSantis’s State of the State address:
“Governor Ron DeSantis could have worked to start this new decade off on a plan that helps all Floridians, but instead he continues to push an agenda that creates haves and have-nots.
He heaps praise on charter schools while forcing public schools to compete with for-profit charters for public funds. He talks about raising pay in our schools but offers a plan that leaves senior teachers behind along with so many workers in our schools.
DeSantis loves to talk about civil rights, yet he has continued to block the voting rights of Florida citizens that have served their time.
DeSantis talks about lowering prescription drug costs, but his only solution is to tell people to buy Canadian. All the while, the governor has refused to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of Floridians who need access to health care.
DeSantis has a plan, it is a plan to leave working Floridians behind. Florida deserves better!"