Lucy Morgan eloquently delivers sad news in a Monday op-ed column in the Tampa Bay Times: Ken, a.k.a. Kenny, Plante is battling ALS.
"This is hard to write. Harder to watch. Former state Sen. Ken Plante has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — ALS, commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease. Former legislators are a dime a dozen around Tallahassee and many of them, like Plante, stayed around to become lobbyists. But he is special...." Read full column here.