John Thrasher

Florida editorial roundup

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:


Nov. 14

Sun Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale on state lawmakers pushing bills that would end local tree ordinances after power lines toppled in Hurricane Irma:

In a misguided response to Hurricane Irma's power outages, the Florida Legislature is being asked to take a wood chipper to local tree protections.

Because wind-whipped trees were largely responsible for toppled power lines, two lawmakers are pushing bills that would kill local tree ordinances they say make it too hard to fire up chainsaws.

Surprisingly, Rep. Katie Edwards, a Democrat from Plantation, is one of them.

Edwards says city and...