Florida lawmakers coalesce around high housing costs

Florida lawmakers coalesce around high housing costs

Florida lawmakers convened on Tuesday to be sworn in, where key figures including incoming Senate President Kathleen Passidomo spoke on impending issues. Between Republican and Democrat speakers, several topics were discussed, but both parties appeared to hone in on the state’s affordable housing crisis.

Florida’s housing market has burgeoned into one of the nation’s costliest, with urban centers like Miami and Ft. Lauderdale outpacing megacities like Atlanta and Dallas in recent years, largely due to inflation.

Consequentially, state Democrats have urged Gov. Ron DeSantis and similarly high-ranking officials to introduce measures that would help control rising costs.

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