Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Democratic Party today released the following statement in response to House Speaker Will Weatherford’s passage of the Governor’s corporate tax giveaway without the requisite two-thirds majority.
STATEMENT FROM FL DEMS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SCOTT ARCENEAUX:
“Today, with blatant disregard for the Florida Constitution, Governor Rick Scott and House Speaker Will Weatherford plotted to put the special interests ahead of the rules governing the Florida Legislature. This attempt to circumvent House procedure is a flagrant violation of their constitutional duty as law makers and elected officials. It’s outrageous that Weatherford stands by his attempt to thwart the Florida Constitution while continuing to deny an up or down vote on a measure to provide health care to one million Floridians.”