Legislature silences voters


As a Broward resident, I was an outsider when it came to two bills in the Legislature that would have affected Miami-Dade County. In one instance, Democrats voiced their displeasure by invoking an archaic rule forcing all bills to be read in their entirety. This left no time for the House to vote on a bill allowing Miami-Dade residents to decide on a half-penny sales-tax increase to support Miami Dade College.

In the other, House Speaker “Lord” Will Weatherford decided that it might be better for his political career to not allow the vote on the improvements to the Dolphins stadium.

As a Floridian, I’m insulted that politicians in Tallahassee believe that they have the right to deny the residents of any county the opportunity to vote on how to spend the money generated within that county.

Armando Lamelas, Pembroke Pines

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