Bowen: Push for fracking ban is no joke

It’s not easy being a mayor or any locally elected officeholder these days. The contempt from Tallahassee is never-ending. There are bills to restrict community redevelopment agencies, curb future revenue for local governments via larger property tax exemptions, gut home rule authority and even to take away the local ability to regulate vacation rentals.

Remember when the Republican mantra was local control? Not anymore.

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