‘Will lawmakers cut the strings of their Big Sugar puppet masters to do what the people want?’

 

State Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart) told Stuart News reporter Isadora Rangel he will ask the Legislature to set aside $500 million in the state budget to buy lands under Amendment 1. There still would be a battle over whether the money goes to buy sugar land south of the lake or to other restoration projects. But it’s better than the big bag of nothing Negron and other lawmakers so far have handed residents who support the land buy. (Source: Palm Beach Post) 

From Sally Swartz, award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger: So it’s clear that Floridians want the state to buy land south of the lake. Unfortunately,that’s not what the sugar industry wants. 

State Senator Joe  Negron (R-Stuart), who has taken large amounts of campaign money from the sugar industry, offered his Treasure Coast and north Palm Beach County constituents reasons to carry on. 

Will lawmakers who took campaign cash from the sugar industry have the courage to cut the strings of their Big Sugar puppet masters to do what the people want?

For the complete entry: http://opinionzone.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/04/12/negron-proves-there-is-hope-state-lawmakers-will-stand-up-to-big-sugar/

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1 comment to ‘Will lawmakers cut the strings of their Big Sugar puppet masters to do what the people want?’

  • FloridaForever

    Kudos to Senator Joe Negron! He’s chosen to follow the mandate given him by a majority of Floridians. But I’m confused. Isn’t that what ALL our elected officials are supposed to do? The officials choosing not to do so should keep in mind the 75% will be voting again.