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Florida lawmakers tackle flood risk with slate of climate change bills

Florida lawmakers tackle flood risk with slate of climate change bills

Ben Montgomery reports on Axios that state legislators in Florida are tackling flood risk through climate change legislation.

The C3 Take
  • Flooding represents a significant financial risk in Florida.
  • The bill creates a statewide resiliency program and grant to aid local governments to mitigate flooding and incentivizes homeowners to elevate their property.
  • Florida shows that states can and should be leaders in climate mitigation and adaptation efforts.

“State House Speaker Chris Sprowls (R-Palm Harbor) presented his ‘Always Ready’ agenda with bills sponsored by Rep. Demi Busatta Cabrera (R-Coral Gables) and Rep. Linda Chaney (R-St. Pete Beach) to dedicate $100 million each year to mitigate the impacts of flooding and sea-level rise starting in 2022.”

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