Bill extending Florida preemptapalooza to ports steams onto Senate floor

Charter captains, biologists, poets and local elected officials were among dozens of Key West residents who boarded a 3 a.m. flight to Tallahassee to get their 2 minutes to testify Wednesday against a bill that would preempt local governments from regulating ports.

But it didn’t matter and the 20 Key West residents who testified against the bill were dismissed by the bill’s sponsor, who implied they don’t represent the rank-and-file of Key West.

“You heard a lot of passionate testimony today from the side that could get up here,” said Sen. Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton, “but the side that couldn’t get up here that’s down there
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