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Sun May 12, 2019, 04:19 AM

DeSantis' first veto allows local governments to keep banning plastic straws

Gov. Ron DeSantis flexed his veto power for the first time Friday night, declining to sign an environmental bill that would have prohibited local governments from banning plastic straws for the next five years.

In his veto letter to Secretary of State Laurel Lee, he said municipalities that prohibit plastic straws have not “frustrated any state policy” or “harmed the state’s interest.”

Under the bill, a study of “each ordinance or regulation adopted” by local governments related to single-use plastic straws would have to be conducted by the Department of Environmental Protection and then submitted to Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, and House Speaker José Oliva, R-Miami Lakes.

The study would focus on the “data and conclusions” used in adopting local ordinances instead of the environmental impacts, which had irked environmental groups that argue that there’s enough evidence of the effect of plastic pollution.

Read more: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article230280599.html

Good for the environment.

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sprinkleeninow May 2019 #1
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 05:27 AM

1. Veto bill prohibiting banning...

3 negatives.

It came out not bad except for not the right reason.

Do I have that straight?

Ow my head!

Hiya TT.
Not been myself lately.
Read your entries, but couldn't comment. Weariness sets in.

Think of you always.

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Sun May 12, 2019, 09:03 AM

2. I had a manager once who wrote long memos with the phrase "not unlike" repetitively.

I used to count the number of words in each sentence. One was over 130 words. I had to read this post a few times also.

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