Statement of Progress Florida Executive Director Mark Ferrulo on the conclusion of the 2014 Florida Legislative Session:
“When legislative leadership and Gov. Scott are done pouring the champagne and patting themselves on the back, they should reflect on how they failed our state by putting deep-pocketed campaign contributors and partisan politics ahead of the needs of working Floridians and the middle class.
“From refusing to expand health care to more than a million uninsured Floridians, to allowing no debate on raising the minimum wage or equal pay for women, the list of issues ignored by this legislature is indefensible.
“For yet another legislative session, Gov. Scott and his legislative allies did everything in their power to block pro-middle class legislation while pulling out all the stops to advance the wish list of their deep pocketed campaign contributors.
“In virtually every issue area, from education to health care and from energy policy to consumer protection, GOP leadership has once again ensured this is the best legislature money can buy.”