I just saw this story about my former home state on an ABC News website. Quote:
Florida to become two states?
|Reported by: Brandon Moseley
Last Update: 5:30 pm
NORTH LAUDERDALE — Tired of what they say is mistreatment by the State government, the North Lauderdale City Commission is pushing a resolution that would split Florida into two separate states – North and South.
North Lauderdale city leaders say South Florida contributes more tax dollars to the State than they’re getting back and are unable to meet all the needs of tax payers.
Commissioner Rich Moyle says they’re frustrated with the state Legislature “ignoring the cities in South Florida.” But he acknowledges the idea likely won’t pass.
The commission is trying to rev up support by sending out hundreds of resolutions to other South Florida cities and the Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
When asked Tuesday about he resolution, Governor Charlie Crist could only muster up a laugh.
Unquote: Good, let them go. When I worked at Ticketmaster, I estimate about 80 percent of the calls I took came from Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. More than once I commented that many of Florida’s problems could be solved if those pesky places were in a separate state. The more I dealt with Miami, the more I appreciated Orlando.