Florida lawmakers coalesce around high housing costs

  • Florida lawmakers across both parties appear poised to tackle the state’s housing affordability crisis in the next legislative session 
  • Incoming Senate President Kathleen Passidomo spoke extensively on Tuesday regarding her intention to introduce legislation to alleviate the burden of the high costs of housing 
  • State Democrats applauded the speech, pointing to efforts given in the past several years to bring the issue to the forefront of Florida political rhetoric 
  • Florida’s housing market has exploded into one of the nation’s costliest in recent years 

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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