Threat to ‘home rule’ down but not out

Herald Tribune Editorial
Jan 30, 2018

In a welcome vote that was nonetheless too close for comfort, a committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission on Friday rejected Proposal 95.

The proposal, by commission member and Republican state Sen. Tom Lee, is designed to radically restrict locally based government. It would most likely generate extensive and expensive litigation, and would definitely diminish both public access to locally elected officials and the ability of local government to respond to community-based needs and conditions.

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