Nikki Fried calls for ‘housing state of emergency,’ wants to double homestead tax exemption

The Florida attorney general is an independent elected official, who doesn’t have to do what the governor orders. Also, the Florida price gouging law is activated during more typical states of emergencies, such as hurricanes, and making it unlawful during those periods to “to rent, sell, lease, offer to rent, sell, or lease essential commodities, dwelling units, or self-storage facilities at an unconscionable price.”