Multi-billion, decade-long Florida toll road plan gets green light, but bottlenecks loom

A decade-long, multi-billion dollar plan to build a toll turnpike and extend two others got a subcommittee’s unanimous approval during the first week of the legislative session, but faces scrutiny from two other Senate panels before it reaches chamber floors. Among Senate Bill 7068’s advantages, however, is it is a legislative priority of Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, and is spearheaded by former Senate President Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa…