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.