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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Florida House votes to repeal red-light camera law, no thanks to wimpy Broward members: 1 for repeal, 16 against HB 4087

I could make this post lengthy and impassioned but I won't.
I'm far too tired and the information below is self-explanatory in the extreme.

If you want to believe the opposite of what you can see right in front of your own eyes, you're entitled to your opinions.
On the other hand, I can use that opinion of yours against you and not think you very credible on other matters in the future based on your lack of seriousness now.
In fact, you can pretty much count on it.

The Pavlovian pro-Nanny State response of the Broward Legislative Delegation Monday explains SO much of what makes this part of the Sunshine State so very unappealing for visitors and depressing for citizen taxpayers.

Those of you living far away have no idea how idea-starved this area is and how myopic Florida legislators vision is.

Speaking of the Broward Legislative Delegation
, I will have a post this coming weekend about them that makes a simple case for ending one of their unfunded mandates that's paid for by Broward taxpayers that the public does NOT benefit from.

Orlando Sentinel
Central Florida Political Pulse
Red-light repeal lives to fight another day
Posted by Aaron Deslatte on May, 2 2011 4:37 PM


House Votes To Ban Red Light Cameras!
By Buddy Nevins
May 2, 2011

The Florida House on Monday passed a ban on controversial red light cameras.

The vote was a razor-thin 59 to 57.

Unlike many issues in the Legislature, banning cameras had significant Republican and Democratic support. They fought a small army of lobbyists for the red light camera industry and cities hungry for the revenue the cameras produce.

Read the rest of the post at:

So, who voted for the repeal and who voted against?
The Miami Herald's first report on the vote, an AP dispatch, doesn't say.

So what else is new, right?


That's been the way things have been there for so long that it's hard to believe that "Once upon a time..."

I cobbled together the information below so that you will know who did what, since neither the Herald or Sun-Sentinel seem too interested in revealing it.

Florida State Representatives that are part of the Broward Legislative Delegation, even if based in another county, and how they voted Monday on HB 4087.
Green is for repeal, red means they love red-light cameras and absolutely believe the Joy Coopers of the world when they say it has nothing to do with revenue.

Just don't ask them if the cameras are deployed first to the areas that received the most red-light running complaints or were the scene s of the most accidents caused by that before their installation.
They really don't want to have to tell the truth on that question since in Hallandale Beach, as is the case with many other cities, they ARE NOT.
The powers that be simply don't want to be bothered with your inconvenient facts.

87 Bill Hager
90 Irving Slosberg

91 George Moraitis, Jr.

92 Gwyn Clarke-Reed

93 Perry Thurston, Jr.

94 Hazel Rogers

95 Jim Waldman

96 Ari Porth

97 Martin Kiar

98 Franklin Sands

99 Elaine Schwartz

100 Evan Jenne

101 Matt Hudson

102 Eduardo Gonzalez

103 Barbara Watson

105 Joe Gibbons

112 Jeanette Nuñez

The voting information above is from the Florida House's own website, but I had to double-check the members House district numbers to put it in some order:

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