Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Florida HB 1417* Passes Through Committee...

A major victory, now on for a full vote.

The finger pointing went on all this week, as "Corporate Giants" let the dogs out in an attempt to cow fence-sitting "Republicans", and visions of all of that payoff, strike that, campaign contribution money being flushed down the drain was nearly too much for our weak need brethren to bear.

What broke the camels back was certain of us demanding to know who these entities in fact were, and guess what? The presumption is that they blinked when faced with having their identities revealed, and its not like we don't have a good idea but Round 1 went to the good guys.

Senators voting yes:

Sen. Nancy Argenziano (R) Chair (850) 487-5017

Sen. Victor Crist (R) (850) 487-5068

Sen. Mandy Dawson (D) (850) 487-5112

Sen. Jim King (R) (850) 487-5030

Sen. Evelyn Lynn (R) (850) 487-5033

Sen. Frederica Wilson (D) (850) 487-5166

Sen. Steve Wise (R) (850) 487-5027

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. Two democrats, both female, voted YES. Then again, and Miami notwithstanding, being a "liberal" in Florida means you prefer lethal injection to hanging.

*More on HB 1417

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