Legal. Cosponsored a bill to expand abortion services. Would sign an order “defending the right to access a safe abortion.” Was “pro-life” in the 2006 race; now says “I’m pro-choice.” New law that bans all abortions past 15 weeks without exception for rape and incest is “barbaric.”
Mostly ban. “I’m pro-life. I look favorably on pro-life legislation.” Signed a bill that bans abortion after 15 weeks, with exception if a woman’s life is in danger, but none for rape or incest. Signed a bill requiring parental consent of minors to have an abortion. Praised the repeal of Roe v. Wade.
Yes. “The time to act is yesterday.” Wants Florida to reach one million solar roofs with tax credits, low-cost financing, and low-income solar grants. Cosponsored a bill for the US to meet the Paris Agreement standards. Voted to reduce greenhouse gases and boost clean energy.
Mixed. In 2019 said he is neither a “climate change denier” nor a “climate change believer.”
Vetoed a bill that would allow public utilities to impose fees on solar panel installation. Signed a law preventing local governments from restricting or banning fossil fuel infrastructure.
No recent position found. In 2014, reversed his support for private school vouchers, part of the Scholarship program he signed into law in 2010, saying he no longer supported expanding them.
Yes. Signed a bill expanding private school vouchers, allowing public funding of private school tuition. Supports the Tax Credit Scholarship program.
“To not teach what the facts are, and were in American history [including slavery,] what is that? Head in the sand education?” Would repeal laws regulating race and LGBTQ+ education. Opposes conversion therapy. Says limits on classroom discussion of sexual orientation in the “Don’t Say Gay Bill” are “hateful.”
Signed bill prohibiting teachers from giving lessons that make students feel “guilt, anguish” based on actions “in which the person played no part.” Such lessons teach kids “to hate our country and to hate each other.” Signed bill that prohibits classroom discussion about sexual orientation and gender identity in some grades.
Yes. Would spend $5.5 billion to increase teachers’ salaries, and raise state per-student spending, now 44th in the nation. Cosponsored a bill to give basic needs grants to college students.
Yes. His budget raises per-student funding to $8,143, the highest in state history. It invests $800 million to bring starting teacher pay to over $48,000, and allots funding to colleges.
Yes. It is a “Big Lie that the 2020 election was stolen.” The election was “free and fair.”
Won’t say if election was stolen. In Nov. 2020, suggested that Trump supporters contact GOP legislatures who can “provide remedies.” Supports candidates who deny the election.
Tighten. Promises to strengthen regulations for overflow from agricultural lands and limit back-pumping into Lake Okeechobee. Supports backing state water regulators to protect wetlands and waterways. Cosponsored a bill levying a fee on methane emissions.
Mixed. Opposes oil drilling in some wetlands. Backed a proposal to ban fracking, but not all forms of drilling. Supports Everglades restoration. Approved plans to build a highway through wetlands meant for Everglades preservation.
More. Wants background checks for “all firearm sales.” Would limit “handgun purchases to once per month,” crack down on “untraceable ghost guns,” and strengthen red flag laws. Supports banning assault weapons. Cosponsored a bill expanding federal firearm regulations.
Less. Supports allowing public firearm carry without training or a permit. Signed a bill to ban local governments from imposing gun regulation. Signed a bill allowing people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry firearms at religious institutions that share properties with schools.
Yes. Would expand Medicaid, lower prescription drug costs, and expand COVID protection assistance for seniors. Voted for bills to lower prescription and Medicare drug costs. Supports mask mandates when “scientists advise.”
Mixed. Supports funding safety-net health care providers. Opposed Medicaid expansion. In 2020, ordered COVID safety measures. Later opposed mask mandates and shutdowns. Encouraged vaccinations, but banned vaccine mandates.
Says accepting immigrants is “our tradition as Americans.” Supports extending Temporary Protected Status to immigrants that fled violent regimes. DACA DREAMers should get citizenship. Supported the American Dream and Promise Act.
His budget Includes $8 million to “protect against harms from illegal immigration.” Would shut down shelters for unaccompanied immigrant children. Said “DACA is unconstitutional and the President is duty-bound to rescind it.”
Easier. Cosponsored the Protecting the Right to Organize Act. Supports teacher unions having a role in deciding pay and health care options.
Unclear. Blames “union bosses” for making public school teacher requirements “too rigid.”
Expand. Cosponsored bills prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and protecting same-sex marriage. In 2021 was named Vice Chair of the House LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus.
Limit. Will restrict Medicaid insurance coverage for gender dysphoria treatments. Signed a bill banning transgender females from participating in women’s sports & an anti-discrimination order for state employees that excluded LGBTQ people.
Legal. “I will legalize marijuana in the Sunshine State.” Supports growing marijuana at home and expunging sentences for possession. Supported a bill for federal marijuana decriminalization.
Ban. Says many places that legalize marijuana end up “regretting it.” Recreational marijuana has “a really detrimental effect” on young people’s “well-being and maturity.”
Likely raise. In U.S. House cosponsored a bill that would gradually raise federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025.
Keep. Opposed a constitutional amendment to raise state minimum to $15 per hour by 2026.
Opposes defunding the police. Supports “proper training and screenings that will weed out bad actors.” Voted for a bill to end use of chokeholds. Supports body-worn cameras for accountability.
Signed bills that require use-of-force training and limited use of chokeholds, have police pay raises and new perks. Also allow police to arrest protesters who don’t disperse after a warning.
Yes. Supports refinancing and cosponsored a bill expanding student loan forgiveness.
No to forgiving. “It’s unfair to force a truck driver to pay” for someone’s “PhD in gender studies.” Supports price reduction in Florida Prepaid Plan.
More. Opposes tax rebates given to large corporations in Florida. Worked to have the IRS focus on the “massive corporations and the wealthiest 1%” in the Inflation Reduction Act.
Less. Signed bill that provided corporate tax relief. Signed bill ending Disney’s special municipal status, but kept its tax breaks.
No. Will “roll back” limits on mail ballots, automatically register driver’s license applicants and make it easier for ex-felons to vote. Cosponsored bill to expand voting options.
Yes. Signed a bill strengthening existing voter ID laws and prohibiting mass ballot mailing, parts of which a federal judge overturned. Created an elections police unit to stop voter fraud.
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