He is cutting out the radical liberal agenda.
As part of a plan to combat rising sea levels in Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a three-year initiative on Tuesday (December 7th).
The 76 projects would be funded by the $270 million initiative developed to improve drainage and raise seawalls in Florida.
Addressing the media, DeSantis mentioned that the projects included in the plan would enhance efforts to protect the “low-lying” state’s coastlines and shores. He emphasized that the three-year plan would support the state’s water resources, highlighting the importance of infrastructure to maintain clean and strong waterways.
The plan, according to DeSantis, is only one step the state is taking to be more proactive. He also mentioned that it had the potential of carrying a lower price tag than projections since it required a local match for most projects.
His announcement coincides with a ball passed in the previous legislative session that would establish multi-year plans to tackle the flooding and rising sea levels experienced by the state.
Calling Florida a haven from left-wing policies, De Santis stressed that he would stay away from “left-wing stuff” in his plans to combat rising sea levels.
Elaborating on this, he mentioned how people “start talking about things like global warming; they typically use that as a pretext to do a bunch of left-wing things that they would want to do anyway.”
In his concluding remarks, De Santis conveyed that this would only be a part of the state’s plans to counter flooding. Over the coming years, he said, the state would spend more than $1 billion on the issue.
His statements and implementation could secure his spot as the Republican’s top contender for the 2024 presidential nomination. So far, DeSantis has polled second-favorite after former President Donald Trump.