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.