DeSant-O-Meter

Tracking the promises of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

The DeSant-O-Meter will measure whether Gov. Ron DeSantis is able to accomplish what he told voters and ultimately rate each promise as ‘Kept’, ‘Broken’ or ‘Compromise.’ It's the same process PolitiFact used with the Obameter to hold President Obama accountable and is currently used with the Trump-O-Meter to track President Trump’s commitments.

Promises we’ve rated recently

Enact E-verify

The Promise:

"Enact E-verify to ensure a legal workforce and higher wages for Floridians."

Update: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pushes for E-Verify to crack down on undocumented immigration

Address teacher shortages

The Promise:

"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."

Update: Florida Gov. DeSantis proposes starting teacher pay increase

Expand K-12 choice scholarship programs

The Promise:

"Ron DeSantis will support policies that expand choice scholarships, including raising the cap on the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program." 

Update: DeSantis moves ahead on promise to expand school choice scholarships

Fight red tide

The Promise:

"Find Solutions to the Unprecedented Red Tides in Southwest Florida."

Update: Florida red tide initiative is step toward DeSantis promise

Enact E-verify

The Promise:

"Enact E-verify to ensure a legal workforce and higher wages for Floridians."

Update: DeSantis pursues sanctuary cities ban but not E-Verify

Address teacher shortages

The Promise:

"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."

Update: DeSantis proposes expansion of bonuses for teachers

More access mental health/substance abuse treatment

The Promise:

"He will advocate for expanded access to and early intervention of mental health and substance abuse treatment programs."

Update: DeSantis proposes more mental health spending in Florida