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The exodus from New York to Florida continues to increase. The New York Post published new data Wednesday showing that hundreds of New Yorkers switched their driver’s licenses to the Sunshine State. According to the media outlet, “a total of 21,546 New Yorkers swapped their driver’s licenses for the Sunshine State version during the first four months of this year — a 12% increase from the same period in 2021.”
Moreover, according to the figures, “the 2022 totals are 55% higher than the first four months of the last pre-pandemic year of 2019.” New York Post recalls that NYC Mayor Eric Adams had said that citizens would return once the economy opened up in the state. However, that has not been true, citizens are still looking for a model of freedom and prosperity.
The Post added: “Some observers have argued that quality of life woes have taken root in New York in place of the coronavirus and are continuing to drive flight. Tony Palm Beach County took in the most New York defectors this year so far with 2,935, followed by Broward County at 1,946 and Miami-Dade at 1,777.”
Florida governor’s management
The statistics are released just one day after Time magazine included FL Gov. Ron DeSantis in its list of the 100 Most Influential People of 2022. The magazine highlights the Republican’s management.
“During the pandemic, most people stayed home, and those who didn’t probably move to Florida. Despite relentless criticism, Governor Ron DeSantis kept schools open, ensured Florida’s economy remained open for business, and allowed individuals to determine their own risk tolerance,” describes the magazine article praising the Republican’s work during health crisis of COVID-19.