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Howard Troxler, one more time with feeling: This is a turning point in Florida's history



Times columnist Howard Troxler can't sugar-coat his feelings on leadership funds. Here's Round 2 from him:

There is no state, no nation, no planet, and no universe where it should be legal to pay off a Legislature directly.

There is no government in which a sworn lawmaker should be able to take unlimited payoffs from those seeking favorable treatment.

And yet this is now precisely the law of Florida.

In Sunday's column I called the Florida Legislature "the Whore of Babylon" for passing a law last week that legalizes its own bribery.

But the topic cries out not to be forgotten. This is a turning point in Florida's history.

Read the entire column here.

[Last modified: Monday, March 28, 2011 6:39pm]


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