It shouldn’t take a billionaire stepping in to make Florida lawmakers do what’s right.
And yet, that’s pretty clearly what just happened in Tallahassee.
A bill in the Florida Legislature that would have allowed a casino at the famed Miami Beach Fontainebleau hotel was headed for a vote in a Senate committee last week. It was moving forward despite decades-long, vociferous local and state opposition, complete with a state constitutional amendment specifying that only voters could make that decision.
And then, just like that, the legislation was declared unofficially dead last week. Even though Gov. Ron DeSantis — and this may be a shock to the system for DeSantis-dominated Florida — apparently wanted the bill to pass.