Crist criticizes DeSantis’ leniency on the homeowner’s insurance crisis

TALLAHASSEE – Democrat Charlie Crist turned up the heat Tuesday on Gov. Ron DeSantis as the state’s property insurance crisis worsened two months after he signed a legislative package out of a special session of the Legislature.

Crist’s move comes a day after Bankers Insurance Group, based in his hometown of St. from Florida. The company is the 16th insurer to leave the state, declare bankruptcy or stop writing policies in recent months.

About 400,000 Florida homeowners will lose their insurance this year.

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“Despite this, Gov. DeSantis is trying to win,” Crist said Tuesday at a press conference in Tampa, where he was joined by former State Insurance Attorney, Sean Shaw, and a former Democratic state House member and attorney general.

“The working Floridians know he’s left them behind, because the hits just keep coming,” Crist said of DeSantis. “You’re paying more for less.”