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Howard Troxler: House proposes, Senate disposes

Times columnist Howard Troxler, expressing thanks to the Florida Senate:

Some people say Florida should switch to a one-chamber Legislature, like Nebraska. The theory seems to be the fewer politicians, the better.

Not me, Jack.

Can't tell you how many times over the years I've muttered to myself: "Thank God for the Senate." (I say this about the House once in a while, but not as often.)

This time of year, when the Legislature is down to its final major decisions, there are only two parties in Tallahassee — House and Senate.

Human nature is for them to chafe at each other, to take a whack at each other's ideas.

Especially the Senate, where the members tend to be older, more experienced, more independent. More stubborn, too.

Read the entire column here.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 5, 2011 8:43am]


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