Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Home rule in for a beating from Republican Legislature

Funny how the rhetoric that used to drive votes can get left behind when it's convenient. This Tallahassee report by Joni James and colleague in the St. Petersburg Times

Here's a good example, a proposal to stop communities from negotiating with their cable TV franchise-holders about what programs are offered. Maybe they couldn't even grant a franchise at all! As told in the Orlando Sentinel, this particular move is spurred by the phone companies, which want to start delivering entertainment to help pay for their high-capacity digital lines. Read or follow House Bill 1199 right here.

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