Governor Ron DeSantis is setting his focus on the sunshine state’s economy, and he’s taking the first set-to ensuring that Florida’s economy flourishes by writing to the members of Florida’s 23 professional licensing boards. He urged them to join Lt. Governor Jeanette Nuñez and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Halsey Beshears at Valencia College on Thursday, January 31st for an event that’s being called the “Florida Deregathon.”What Governor DeSantis hopes to achieve with this event is to find solutions to harmful regulations that Floridians are facing.
Governor DeSantis explained that “Florida is one of the most attractive states in the nation to do business, but unnecessary government regulations create a burden upon our businesses, both small and large. Aggressive and appropriate deregulation is a top priority of my administration. Aside from hurting our businesses, harmful regulations are costly, stifle competition and limit our labor pool. I look forward to working with the boards to see what can be done to keep Florida on a trajectory toward continued prosperity.”
Lt. Governor Jeannette Nuñez added that “Having served for eight years in the Florida House of Representatives, I understand all too well the impact harmful regulations have on individuals and businesses alike. It is our duty to foster an environment conducive to economic growth and success for all Floridians. To that end, we ask that the licensing boards come up with sound, pertinent solutions to the regulatory challenges facing our great state.”
Beshears also shared her thoughts on the event, noting that “As a business owner and entrepreneur, I know from experience that needless regulations act as a damper on Florida’s economy and disproportionately affect small businesses. I look forward to hearing … about ways we can eliminate burdensome requirements and craft a common-sense approach to regulating business in the state of Florida.”