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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Special Interests Get Major Woody

I wonder how long it will take Democrats and public school activists to notice that Tuesday's announcement of a $2.2 billion state revenue windfall takes the guts out of Jebbo's argument that voters should repeal the 2002 class size amendment because Florida can't afford it.

Of course, Jebbo and the GOP-dominated legislature won't admit that and will instead spend the windfall on pork projects benefiting big business and special interests. To wit:

"Those new revenue estimates have sent a shiver of excitement down the spine of this capital," John Thrasher, a former House speaker and one of Tallahassee's most powerful lobbyists, told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.


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