Florida: Detour to Tallahassee?

In a state that counts tourism as its No. 1 business, it seemed only good politics when Florida's popular Governor Haydon Burns proposed a $300 million road-widening program last spring. Democrat Burns, 53, a former mayor of Jacksonville whose snappy dress and smooth talk have earned him the nickname "Slick," campaigned all over the state for the issue, acknowledging that his political prestige was at stake. Last month, in the wake of a Tampa Tribune report that the Gov ernor had requested $250,000 from contractors to ballyhoo the road pro gram, Florida's voters rejected the bond issue by a...

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