Florida is hiding some politicians' taxpayer-funded travel
Seeking Rents – The Podcast
by Jason Garcia
3w ago
In this episode: Just before Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis launched his campaign for president, Florida lawmakers passed a law hiding his flight records from the public. The DeSantis-for-president campaign quickly crashed and burned. But the secrecy around state air travel endures. Contact: Garcia.JasonR@gmail.com Follow: Twitter  Follow the show: Apple | Spotify Get full access to Seeking Rents at jasongarcia.substack.com/subscribe ..read more
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Florida lawmakers stood up to Visa and Mastercard. Will Ron DeSantis do the same?
Seeking Rents – The Podcast
by Jason Garcia
1M ago
In this episode: Florida lawmakers want to stop Visa and Mastercard from charging inflated swipe fees. The credit card companies are turning to Gov. Ron DeSantis for help. Contact: Garcia.JasonR@gmail.com Follow: Twitter  Follow the show: Apple | Spotify Get full access to Seeking Rents at jasongarcia.substack.com/subscribe ..read more
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Florida is *thisclose* to becoming Alabama
Seeking Rents – The Podcast
by Jason Garcia
1M ago
In this episode: The Florida Supreme Court just issued a pair of seismic decisions on abortion. One ruling stripped women and pregnant people in Florida of their right to abortion, while the other ruling will give the state’s voters a chance to restore that right in November. But the conservative court also signaled that it’s ready to rule that fetuses are people, too — which would have enormous implications for all reproductive rights. Contact: Garcia.JasonR@gmail.com Follow: Twitter  Follow the show: Apple | Spotify Get full access to Seeking Rents at jasongar ..read more
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Ron DeSantis hits the reset button
Seeking Rents – The Podcast
by Jason Garcia
2M ago
In this episode: Following a failed presidential campaign, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is trying to bring some long-running feuds to a close, including battles with Disney and other opponents of his infamous 'Don't Say Gay' law. Contact: Garcia.JasonR@gmail.com Follow: Twitter  Follow the show: Apple | Spotify Get full access to Seeking Rents at jasongarcia.substack.com/subscribe ..read more
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$50 and pray: Florida's latest response to the property insurance crisis
Seeking Rents – The Podcast
by Jason Garcia
2M ago
In this episode: Florida lawmakers just finished up their 2024 legislative session, and the one issue everyone is worried about is property insurance. So how did lawmakers decide to help? They’re going to give you fifty bucks. Contact: Garcia.JasonR@gmail.com Follow: Twitter  Follow the show: Apple | Spotify Get full access to Seeking Rents at jasongarcia.substack.com/subscribe ..read more
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Florida Legislature 2024: It's done
Seeking Rents – The Podcast
by Jason Garcia
2M ago
In this episode: The Florida Legislature concluded its 2024 session on Friday by passing Big Business-backed bills that loosen the state’s child-labor laws and block wage, benefit and safety protections for workers. But banking industry lobbyists took it on the chin, too. Contact: Garcia.JasonR@gmail.com Follow: Twitter  Follow the show: Apple | Spotify Get full access to Seeking Rents at jasongarcia.substack.com/subscribe ..read more
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Florida Legislature 2024: End game
Seeking Rents – The Podcast
by Jason Garcia
2M ago
In this episode: Less than 24 hours before the end of their 2024 legislative session, Florida lawmakers passed a bill that could undermine enforcement of state ethics laws. Plus: Day 60 decisions loom on legislation to weaken child-labor laws and strip wage and benefit protections from workers. Contact: Garcia.JasonR@gmail.com Follow: Twitter  Follow the show: Apple | Spotify Get full access to Seeking Rents at jasongarcia.substack.com/subscribe ..read more
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Florida Legislature 2024: Doubling down
Seeking Rents – The Podcast
by Jason Garcia
2M ago
In this episode: On the third-to-last day of their 2024 legislative session, Florida lawmakers passed a quartet of bills expanding controversial laws — including laws that target discussions of racism and sexism, public-sector unions, immigrants, and local government autonomy. Contact: Garcia.JasonR@gmail.com Follow: Twitter  Follow the show: Apple | Spotify Get full access to Seeking Rents at jasongarcia.substack.com/subscribe ..read more
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Florida Legislature 2024: Be kind. Criminalize homelessness.
Seeking Rents – The Podcast
by Jason Garcia
2M ago
In this episode: On Day 57 of the Florida Legislature’s 60-day session, lawmakers send Gov. Ron DeSantis a bill that implicitly criminalizes homelessness in Florida. Let’s unpack that bill a bit. Contact: Garcia.JasonR@gmail.com Follow: Twitter  Follow the show: Apple | Spotify Get full access to Seeking Rents at jasongarcia.substack.com/subscribe ..read more
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Florida Legislature 2024: The pirates of Tallahassee
Seeking Rents – The Podcast
by Jason Garcia
3M ago
In this episode: On Day 56 of the Florida Legislature’s 60-day session, lawmakers finally bring budget negotiations in for a landing — thanks to hundreds of millions of dollars in last-minute earmarks and hidden legislation. Plus: Bills pass to lower wages for construction workers and raise interest rates on low-income consumers. Contact: Garcia.JasonR@gmail.com Follow: Twitter  Follow the show: Apple | Spotify Get full access to Seeking Rents at jasongarcia.substack.com/subscribe ..read more
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