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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:24 AM

Florida Republicans embrace the heavy-handed Big Government they once derided

OCCUPIED TALLAHASSEE — While our reality show government lurches from atrocity to atrocity, here in the state capital, your imperial Legislature asserts more and more power over your life.

I’m talking about preemption, the Legislature’s favorite laws, the ones overriding local governments when they differ, forbidding cities and counties to do things local people actually want. Things like protecting trees, building low-income housing, banning single-use plastic, stopping discrimination based on sexual orientation, raising the minimum wage, and regulating guns.

As the nonpartisan research group Integrity Florida says in its recent report: “Government action is moved from the entity closes to the people — local governments — and empowers the Legislature.”

IF points out that preemption hamstrings a community’s attempts to help “women, people of color, LGBT people, and those in poverty.”

Read more: https://www.floridaphoenix.com/2020/02/13/florida-republicans-embrace-the-heavy-handed-big-government-they-once-derided/

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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:16 AM

1. Happening in several GOP dominated states. Arkansas is seeing the same.

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