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Chris Dorworth asked for it...a fact-check on his statement about growth management laws



State Rep. Chris Dorworth, R-Lake Mary, dared PolitiFact to check his statement during a debate about proposed House changes to the state growth management law. (The changes have since been tacked onto the budget, courtesy of clever House negotiators.)

"This is ripe for a PolitiFact, but I've asked in almost every committee we've seen this bill -- I don't believe any other state in the union has a system like we do," Dorworth said. "I think we might be the only (state) in the United States of America that has a statewide review of local land use and zoning decisions. And that means we are 50th, or 49th at worst, in terms of the fact that we have to get our local decisions approved through the state."

Read what PolitiFact Florida found here.

[Last modified: Friday, April 29, 2011 6:11pm]


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