Tell Gov. DeSantis: Put Floridians First
He vetoed legislation that would save Florida taxpayers $277 million
Why It Matters
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) vetoed a bill that would’ve saved Florida taxpayers millions. A car costs more than its sticker price. Operations, gas, and maintenance add up over the lifetime of a vehicle. So, the best deal is to buy a vehicle that will be cheaper in the long run. Gov. DeSantis vetoed a bill that would have required the state to consider the long-term price. And now, Florida taxpayers will foot the bill for the extra costs.
What’s the Solution?
The state of Florida buys hundreds of vehicles each year. Earlier this year, the Florida legislature overwhelmingly passed a bill with a vote of 153-1 that would require the state to consider the long-term cost before purchasing vehicles – making electric vehicles the cost-effective choice. Overall, this transition would have saved Florida taxpayers up to $277 million. The bill also asked the state to recommend the same standards to state agencies, local governments, and state colleges and universities, but now, the Florida government will continue to purchase like normal, costing taxpayers $277 million.
What Can I Do?
Gov. DeSantis bafflingly vetoed this commonsense, bipartisan bill on June 28. Email Governor DeSantis to let him know that you are upset with his slap in the face of Floridians.