Smells Like Fish


Proving once again that the Floridians who most urgently need their feeding tubes removed are its legislators, the Schiavo State's House Tourism Committee just voted 8-0 to approve a $60 million subsidy to help build a new stadium for professional baseball's Florida Marlins. This goes on top of $166 million already pledged by Miami-Dade city and county, and untold scores of millions that will be rung up in cost overruns and property management problems, if every recent case of stadium welfare is anything to go by.

More on the Marlins taking Florida taxpayers hook, line and sinker here and here.