We Must Organize in Florida to Stop Culture War Bills Being Passed
- Category: Politics
- Published: Thursday, 23 March 2023 00:09
- Written by Roger Caldwell
Voting and legislating in Florida is being controlled by the Republicans, and there is nothing the Democrats can do but fight and organize. The legislature in Florida is controlled by Republicans in all the houses, and insanity is deciding what bills will be passed and signed by the governor.
Florida has a Republican trifecta and a Republican triplex. A state government trifecta is a term to describe when one political party holds majorities in both chambers of the state legislature and the governor’s office. A state government triplex is a term to describe when one political party holds the following three positions in a state’s government: governor, attorney general, and secretary of state.
The three most powerful positions in Florida are Governor Ron DeSantis (R), President of the State Senate Kathleen Passidomo (R), and State Speaker of the House Paul Renner (R). With the Republicans in 2023, the Republicans have partisan control and a legislative supermajority. This means in both chambers the Republicans will control the debate, and has a veto-proof majority.
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