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Tracking politicians' promises
Tracking the promises of Gov. Rick Scott
Tracking the promises of Bob Buckhorn
Tracking the promises of Carlos A. Gimenez
Tracking the promises of Rick Kriseman
Tracking the promises of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
Promises we’ve rated recently
Expand K-12 choice scholarship programs
"Ron DeSantis will support policies that expand choice scholarships, including raising the cap on the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program."
Protect clean air
"Florida is blessed to have some of the cleanest air in the country and as Governor, Ron DeSantis will continue this legacy through continued aggressive air quality monitoring and working with local stakeholders and utility companies to further improve our air quality."
More access mental health/substance abuse treatment
"He will advocate for expanded access to and early intervention of mental health and substance abuse treatment programs."
Address teacher shortages
"To help recruit the best teachers, Ron DeSantis will work with the Legislature to expand programs that incentivize top educators to teach in Florida and to develop programs that incentivize and reward teachers in more demanding or specialized positions, such as teaching Florida’s special needs students."
Expand the types of health care plans available to Floridians
Modernize "Florida’s insurance laws so patients have access to non-traditional products, like expanded, direct physician care agreements or tailored plans, like short-term coverage or limited-benefit plans."
Build reservoir near Lake Okeechobee
"We need the reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee. I will be able to get that done."
Phase out business rent tax
"Florida is the only state in the country that taxes businesses on their rent payments. This tax hits small businesses especially hard. For us to be competitive, it is imperative that we phase out this tax to help businesses, especially small businesses, invest money back into growing their company and hiring more employees."
"On day one, Ron DeSantis will advocate to the Florida Legislature to pass legislation that bans fracking in the state."
Fight red tide
"Find Solutions to the Unprecedented Red Tides in Southwest Florida."
Address rising sea level challenges
"Ron DeSantis will work with local governments to prioritize sustainable growth and flood mitigation efforts and rising sea levels."
Make Fla. top 3 for reading and math
"As Governor, Ron DeSantis will set the ambitious goal of achieving top 3 status in both the NAEP and K-12 achievement rankings."
Diversify Florida's economy
"Support Efforts to Diversify our Economy. As Governor, Ron DeSantis is committed to bring higher-paying jobs to Florida and diversifying our economy is the key. We must continue to grow traditional sectors of tourism, construction and agriculture, while building opportunity in other business sectors. Financial services, biomedical research, and aerospace industries bring many high paying jobs and spur local economic growth. As Governor, Ron DeSantis will focus on efforts that create a Florida business environment where companies want to move and grow."
Reduce the corporate income tax
"Ron DeSantis know that for business to flourish and job growth to continue, we must be as competitive as possible. As Governor, Ron DeSantis will work to lower this business tax to encourage businesses to move to Florida and help Florida-based businesses continue to grow."
Reduce TV and cell phone tax
"Reduce the Communication Services Tax on TV, Cellphones, and Streaming Video Services. The tax on cell phones and cable TV, known as the Communication Services Tax, is one of the highest in the nation. Cell phone and cable bills are high enough without the state adding to them. As Governor, Ron DeSantis will work to lower this tax that hits most Floridians."
"Enact E-verify to ensure a legal workforce and higher wages for Floridians."