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Troxler: Don't repeal 'electioneering' ban



Times' Howard Troxler:

Now and then the Legislature does something you agree with. This is always a pleasant bonus, like finding old money in a jacket pocket. An example is the law passed last year that prohibits Florida's local governments from taking sides in elections.

This law was overdue. Local governments in Florida have been spending money, even running full-scale political campaigns, to tell citizens how to vote on referendums, charter amendments, tax issues and so forth.

Yet with the ink on the 2009 law barely dry, there already is an attempt to repeal it in 2010. The other day an important state senator, Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, said he would file a bill to do exactly that. Read more here.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:15pm]


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