Everything was bad about the attempt last year by Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature to cozy up to hard-line Cuban-American voters, and the state is better off after this week’s court ruling that keeps the law from taking effect.
House Bill 959 prohibited not just state government but any local government from doing business with a company that has any financial relationship, direct or indirect, with Cuba. Miami Cuban-American legislators who were behind the bill added Syria in a clumsy attempt to disguise their real target.
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