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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday said Florida legislative leaders agreed to hold a special session after the Nov. 8 election and before the end of the year to address the state’s crumbling property insurance industry, an issue with increased urgency in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

During an event in Fort Myers, DeSantis also said the Legislature will provide property tax rebates to areas affected by the catastrophic storm, which left more than 100 people dead and destroyed some coastal communities.

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FIRM will focus on its legislative priorities during the regular session that begins March 7, 2023.

  • Return Citizens 10% rate cap to Monroe County
  • Increase replacement value cost of Monroe County
  • Return 10% rate cap for second homes used as annual rentals for locals

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