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Gov. DeSantis says he would welcome a special legislative session on property insurance rates and condo safety

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Gerald Herbert
In this June 25, 2021 file photo, rescue personnel work at the remains of the Champlain Towers South condo building in Surfside, FL. The collapse killed 98 people.

The Florida Legislature adjourned last week after unsuccessful attempts to address skyrocketing property insurance premiums and improve the safety of condo towers.

Speaking Monday morning at a charter school in Wellington, Gov. Ron Desantis said he “would welcome” a special session to deal with those issues.

“I think the legislature just didn't come through with it. If they can get an agreement, they should do it," DeSantis said. "I'm confident we're gonna see something along those lines at some point within the next year.”

A change in condo regulations may come after last summer's building collapse in Surfside that killed 98 people.

The legislature is already likely to return to Tallahassee for a special session on redistricting. The governor has vowed to veto the Congressional maps put forward by lawmakers.

Gina Jordan is the host of Morning Edition for WFSU News. Gina is a Tallahassee native and graduate of Florida State University. She spent 15 years working in news/talk and country radio in Orlando before becoming a reporter and All Things Considered host for WFSU in 2008. Follow Gina: @hearyourthought on Twitter. Click below for Gina's full bio.