by oldedude on January 18, 2023 12:18 pm
So it's nothing more than a worthless political stunt without teeth. Got it.
If he's wrong, so is Polis (D), CO. The dims do some really low (even for southern politics) things to DeSantis. On March 9, 2022, the law passed; YEAS 77, NAYS 42. The state legislature already agreed to the money being spent. Pizzo doesn't even have the stones to act within his position in the legislature and do this in a way to question the law. So really, who's the elitist prick (as usual, it's the dim/liberal).
Lawmakers included $12 million in the budget for the Department of Transportation to carry out a “program to facilitate the transport of unauthorized aliens from this state.” The DeSantis administration used $615,000 of that money to pay Vertol Systems Company, Inc. to transport two planeloads of migrants on Sept. 14 from San Antonio, Texas, to Martha’s Vineyard, with a stop in the Northwest Florida community of Crestview.
The budget fine print included additional details, such as saying the Department of Transportation “may, upon the receipt of at least two quotes, negotiate and enter into contracts with private parties.” The lawsuit contends the section of the budget created a program and dealt with other issues that, under the Constitution, would need to be handled through substantive laws.
But Nicholas Meros, a deputy general counsel for DeSantis, disputed during Friday’s hearing that the budget created a new program or changed state laws.
Meros said an immigration-enforcement law (SB 1808) passed last year allowed such flights and the budget details were “simply, ‘here’s how you spend the money.”
by Curt_Anderson on January 18, 2023 12:25 pm
"But Nicholas Meros, a deputy general counsel for DeSantis, disputed during Friday hearing that the budget created a new program or changed state laws.
Meros said an immigration-enforcement law (SB 1808) passed last year allowed such flights" ---OD
Really? The Florida state budget allows and pays for the transporting of legal migrants with 1000 mile flights out of TEXAS?! I am incredulous.
by oldedude on January 18, 2023 1:10 pm
That's what I said.
by oldedude on January 18, 2023 1:11 pm
Actually, you're a elitist...