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West Palm's Next Mayor Speaks

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A: I leave it with mixed emotions. There was a restoration of the Everglades bill that would have passed, but at the last minute, it was tagged with a provision that would have made it harder for environmental groups to protest against antienvironment moves by corporations. That is something I could vote for which was disappointing. I was hugely disappointed that we gave a tax break to corporations, and we took money away from public education. I don't think these corporate folks get it that they have the power and money right now. But I'm moving on, knowing that democracy occurred because I, along with all other Democrats, maintained a rational point of view against those who outnumbered us.

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