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May 21, 2023
Moody’s Investors Service issued what they call a “comment” on the impact of a state-appointed board for GRU. The firm expressed concern the change would lead to “potentially cutting financial transfers to the city and hurting its credit quality.”
May 2, 2023
State mandates proposed in Tallahassee would further undermine our ability to freely govern our communities, instead allowing corporations and their big teams of lawyers to run our communities.
Is Tallahassee Threatening Florida’s Democracy? State Preemption Laws Benefit Corporations at the Expense of Local Communities
May 2, 2023
Under preemption, the state government takes away decision-making power from local governments, making it easier for corporations to have their way in a state with a population of over 21 million people.
April 21, 2023
A bill to take over the Gainesville Regional Utility, a municipally owned utility, and replace its board with a governor-appointed board, advanced out of a Florida House Committee on April 19.
January 22, 2022
A new bill is being fast-tracked through the Florida Legislature that would cripple local governments’ ability to stop puppy mills in local jurisdictions.