Florida lawmakers want to kill controversial toll ‘roads to nowhere’ M-CORES plan (SB1030)

Citing environmental and fiscal challenges, two Democratic Florida lawmakers are introducing legislation to kill an ambitious yet controversial toll-road building plan dubbed by opponents as “roads to nowhere.”

Sen. Tina Polsky, D-Fort Lauderdale, and Rep. Ben Diamond, D-St. Petersburg, held a news conference Wednesday to discuss their proposals to strike the M-CORES project from state law and redirect the millions tapped for planning to other more critical infrastructure.

“We just think that this is not a wise use of our money,” Polsky said. “We need those dollars elsewhere. We need to focus on much needed services.”